Oh how I’ve missed you guys! I’ve given myself permission to enjoy the summer and make memories with my girls. While I’ve been flooded with ideas, I’ve been jotting them down because between blogging and building my business I could be glued to my computer all day (and night). So in the spirit of self-kindness, I’ve held a reduced posting schedule over the summer. We only have a couple of weeks left before we start school up and things will be back to normal around here.
In the meantime, I wanted to share something with you. I published this post on Facebook today and hadn’t realized that the corrected version hadn’t saved.
I changed the error and just assumed it downloaded with the correction. I published the post and didn’t give it a second look as I moved onto the next task on my list. When I saw that someone called out the typo in a comment, I couldn’t help but laugh! Of course, I wanted to fix it but in order to do so, I’d have to delete the post and publish it again. Someone had taken their time to open up and share their experience in a comment and I didn’t want to throw away the conversation because of an error. So I left it up.
The thing is, so many times we feel like we have to be perfect before we can put ourselves out there. Whether you run your own business like I do or you are seeking a promotion, raise, or chasing a dream. I just wanted to remind you that if you wait until you’re perfect, life will pass you by. We aren’t perfect beings and that’s ok. I think it’s more important to be willing, available, and open to making mistakes and learning from them. That’s how we grow and progress.
As amazing as it would probably feel to be perfect, it’s an unattainable illusion I stopped chasing a while ago. It’s taken a lot of pressure off, helped me learn to embrace myself, and given me a lot of inner peace. I don’t hold myself up to unrealistic expectations. I don’t think that I’m beyond error. I’ve learned that there’s a lesson in everything if you’re willing to look for it. I’ve also experienced the courage that is built by putting yourself out there just as you are.
May this find whoever needed to hear this today. Sending you all lots of love and wishing you all that you need to be courageous instead of chase perfection.