I’m so happy for Spring. I love the happier moods and the nicer weather. The days are starting to get a little bit longer, too. It’s a very welcomed change after surviving those long and cold (and dreary) winter months.
I got way out of my groove the first few months of the year. I think it was because we were on the other side of some sad moments and things were starting to settle down. The days were cold and short, and I just felt like I was spinning my wheels but not really getting anywhere. Being a perfectionist to a certain degree, times like that can drive me crazy. I lost my grip on some things and I felt like it took me a couple months to get that back. So here I am, starting over for the year.
Before I really start, I wanted to give myself a little bit of grace. I put too much pressure on myself for things to be perfect, and that sort of sends me into feelings of failure sometimes, because nothing is ever perfect. I have a tendency to focus on things like that, and neglect things that really matter, so I’d like to change that moving forward.
I loved this quote from Emily Ley. So simple, so true. My goal has always been to create something for my family that’s stable and works well for us. Too many times I try to make every little aspect of our routine perfect, and when life happens and tweaks our plans, it always messes me up. I have a tendency of redoing things over and over and over again, because one little thing “messed it up”. Too bad I didn’t think about accepting the change for the moment, and then picking back up where we left off to move forward.
So, all of that to say : I’ve decided to say NO to perfection. I’d like to make this one of my goals for the remainder of the year. I’d love to see where it takes me when I stop being so worried about things being perfect, and start living my wonderfully imperfect life with my sweet family. Making memories and having fun. Going with the flow whenever we need to, and not getting worried or stressed about things that don’t go according to plan. I’m always reassuring my kids when things don’t go exactly perfect for them that it’s OK! Why can’t I follow my own advice?
Here’s to new beginnings, friends!