Imperfect

Tuesday, 20 January 2009, 9:26 | Category : Life
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“Today celebrate all the parts of you that you feel are “imperfect,” realizing that they are part of what makes you special, unique, and beautiful.” Yoga Journal, Daily Insight Newsletter, January 19, 2009

I’m guilty of trying to be perfect. Even if it’s being perfectly “messy.” When SPJB was in town this weekend, he noticed that I had a book laying on my office floor – “The Doodle Formula.” I think it was hard for him to understand why I felt like I needed a book to teach me how to doodle. Its just quick, slightly messy drawings. Its simple shapes, outlined and shaded in different ways. In his mind, you don’t need a whole book to tell you how to draw squares and lines and circles.

But, me being me, I don’t feel like I can doodle, or draw, or write, unless I’ve read a book or taken a class or watched a video about how to do it.  I’m not much of a risk-taker in that sense.  I don’t know if it’s because I’m afraid of being made fun of for a mistake, or because I don’t want to let my facade down long enough to let the rest of the world know I’m not perfect.

Just for today though, I may try to do a few things without making them perfect. Rather, at least just for today, I’ll try to be human.

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