In some of the non-exclusive book blogs that I read, there have been a number of posts about the new book release of The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. The subtitle for this book reads: Let go of who you think you are supposed to be, and embrace who you are. These are powerful words – easy to say incredibly difficult to live out when you are, indeed, a perfectionist.
|Photo from Silke’s blog post|
This caused me to wonder – What other rewards have I missed because I have made too much of a deal about the journey? What pleasure have I by-passed because I don’t know how to do it perfectly — or — I don’t want to get messy (see Silke’s post here — what she calls happy hands I have tried to avoid my entire life — WHY?)
I think I am tired of living the life of perfection. I am tired of trying to be the perfect someone while losing sight of me. I am ready to let go. I am ready to move on. I am ready to embrace the future with wild abandonment (ok – maybe I am not willing to go that far yet) and do what makes me happy. In following those desires of my heart perhaps I will find the purpose of my life lurking in a forgotten corner somewhere. It is definitely worth a try — what have I got to lose?