Friday, July 4, 2008

Perfection is Overrated!


The only thing perfect, in my world, is a circle.

After that, it's all fair game! There seems to be a theme running through my life of late. I have been slowly swinging back to the need for perfect. I tend to err on the side of perfect. Order in all things. It is extremely stressful. I thought I was letting go of my need for perfection. (Certainly, having four kids sped me down the path to less-than-perfect. That it is fine, indeed, necessary for sanity - mine and theirs!) I'm feeling it, the need for order and structure, seeping back, slowly.

Oprah may just have it right: "Strive for excellence, not perfection."

I received an e-mail today from Stacy Julian who is conducting her final 12-week "Have More FUN!" class on Big Picture Scrapbooking (she has announced that this is the last time she will be the intructor for this course). The timing is, ironically, perfect! Her infectious attitude is further reinforcement of this idea that perfection is highly overrated. The course will encourage all participants to practice intentional imperfection. I really don't know if I can do it! This is the first full day of the class and I'm already intimidated. The only thing having me move forward is the thought: how can you fail being imperfect?

2 comments:

Cathryn in Atlanta said...

Lee--I'm signed up for this class,too and am really struggling. It's hard to let go of the desire to be perfect even though we all know it's impossible to achieve.

emily said...

I can completely relate...I wrote about the topic on my blog last week....