Earlier this week, I shared my struggle with looking like a "cool" model in this style blogging world. As much as I try to make this my own place, it's still easy for me to think that if only my photos were better or if only I were less awkward, then my blog would somehow be better. Self defeating thoughts - I know. It's crazy to think that no matter how much I've worked to improve my blog or my photos or anything I do, I still get sucked into thinking I'm not enough. We all do, don't we?
I've mentioned that I'm reading Daring Greatly by Brene Brown and it couldn't be a better remedy for all of the struggles I'm dealing with right now - from being scared to death of launching our businesses to feeling insecure and imperfect. I highly recommend it. This quote about avoiding perfection really hit home.
"I remind myself, 'Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." (Cribbed from Voltaire.) A twenty-minute walk that I do is better than the four-mile run that I don't do. The imperfect book that gets published is better than the perfect book that never leaves my computer. The dinner party of take-out Chinese food is better than the elegant dinner party that I never host."
I would definitely rather be happy with my current best than never do anything because it isn't perfect. If I waited until my posts or my photos were perfect, I would never post around here. I'd rather be imperfectly reliable than too scared to share my thoughts, creativity, or creations.
What do you do to keep your perfectionism in check?
Top - Boden
Skirt - eShakti
Shoes - Thrifted (Steve Madden)
Cuff, Earrings - Nickel & Suede