I’m a perfectionist. But not one of those perfectionist that does everything perfectly. I’m, you know, the other kind.
The kind that works something to death trying to make it perfect until it looks so horrible you have to throw it away.
The kind that wants everything to be perfect before she starts something, so she never starts.
The kind that thinks one day such and such will happen and I won’t have to deal with that annoying problem thus everything will be perfect and I can do this and that.
That kind of perfectionist. Hence my word(s) for 2011 are HERE and NOW. So far I can say that I have failed dismally in applying these words to my everyday life.
I’m not sure why I’m this way. Maybe it has something to do with growing up in a religion that tells you can be perfect. On your own. Regardless, it does tend to get in the way (see previous post).
So dear friends, how do you overcome perfectionism?
Impart your wisdom.
I’m a 20 something stay-at-home mom to two adorable little boys. I have an adoring husband who is growing up to be a
rock star theologian/philosopher and is currently studying civil engineering. I’m a convert from Mormonism to Protestantism to Catholicism. I’m shy, a little disorganized, sometimes disheveled and usually do super awesome things overly ambitious. I love books and cooking gourmet. I’m attempting to teach myself to knit, trying to grow in my Catholic faith, and hoping to be the best mommy I can to the amazing blessings God has given me.
Why I started this blog
Shy + leaving the faith of your childhood + moving six times in the last five years + two young children + a husband who selflessly travels an hour away every weekend to help his parents in building their new house = really hard to find and keep good friends and mentors and every mother needs that!
Where you come in
As a young mother I know there are a lot of women out there who have been there done that. If you have some advice, tips, encouragement, quotes, what-not-to-do stories, book recommendations, etc. please share.
( Guys are, of course, welcome as well!)