"The concept of perfection is no flawless or ripped from a magazine. It's happiness. Happiness with all its messiness and not-quite-thereness. It's knowing that life is short, and the moments we choose to fill our cup with should be purposeful and rich. That we should be present for life, drink deeply. And that's perfection." -Kelle Hampton, Bloom
I'm trying to let go of holding myself to a standard of perfection. When you expect perfection out of yourself, then all you do is fail and fail and fail. It isn't possible to be perfect in every area of my life. I would never tell anyone else to try to achieve that. Why do I expect that of myself?
The other day I was struggling with having peace and contentment. That's the best way that I can describe it. I just felt overwhelmed and unsatisfied. I made a long list of all of the things that I was struggling with and after making the list I felt so much better. My house doesn't have to be perfect, I don't have to be the best at anything, and I'm still ok.
Life is messy and imperfect and I need to remind myself, that is what makes it beautiful.