The Beauty In Imperfection

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Though I have strived for most of my life to be absolutely perfect in every way I can, I am consciously learning to “redefine” what perfection truly looks like and to embrace imperfection wholeheartedly.

I consider myself a “recovering perfectionist“, as I believe there is more richness in life when you embrace the beauty in the imperfections. 

But both of those don’t resinate with me as much as… I am perfect just as I am.

What perfect truly looks like is the way life unfolds, instead of how I “think” life should unfold.

Through in the fullness of life, I have thought I needed more. But perfect is now, as it is.

What does perfect mean?

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To me, it means to just see the mess for what it is, life in full motion. When my house is a mess and I start to feel overwhelmed and completely out of control, as my son is making forts with sheets and pillows all over the entire living room with books and toys everywhere, I have learned to just embrace those moments. To love the beauty of the “mess”.

Creative play and freedom to make messes is what I encourage in our home. Even though it feels overwhelming in the moment sometimes, I still wouldn’t have it any other way. I like to live in the beauty of it all. When an art project doesn’t turn out as I think it should or could, I sit back and accept the beauty in the process of creating it.

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I want to teach my son these values.

  • That trying is what matters most, just the fact that he tried regardless of the outcome is a success.
  • That even with awards and acknowledgements, what matters most is that he is having fun along the way. That our days are full of joy and he is happy! Happiness is found in the simple moments. Keep life simple and enjoy what each day unfolds.

 Always sending love,

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