For many years of my life, I strived for perfection. The perfect home. The perfect family. The perfect kids. The perfect friends. The perfect me. Somewhere along the way I realized I was emotionally sabotaging myself over something that was impossible to obtain. Impossible. It didn’t matter what I did, owned, how much money I made, who I was friends with, I was never going to find the perfect I was trying to live up to. Why? Because perfection is not reality. Perfection doesn’t exist. It simply doesn’t.
Letting go of the unnecessary pressure I placed on myself changed my life. I traded perfection for real and opened my eyes to what really matters. The truth is I need to clean my sink, y’all. Honestly, I’ve needed to clean it for a few days. Life’s little moments have the best of me... in a really good way! Instead of stressing about a dirty sink, I took my boys + their friends to opening night of Solo (loved it!). Instead of scrubbing my sink, I sat on my front porch sipped an iced coffee and read a chapter in a book I’ve been craving to read. Instead of worrying about my dirty sink, I went to the gym and focused on my health. Instead of cleaning my dirty sink, I had an impromptu kitchen dance party with my boys right next to the sink and didn’t even give it a second glance.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll clean my sink... or maybe I won’t. Instead of chasing the dangling carrot of perfection I’m content in the comfort of perfectly imperfect. My sink isn’t going anywhere but the moment to make a memory with a loved one will pass me by if I don’t seize it.
Wishing you a blessed and beautiful memory making Saturday, dear hearts!
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