Tag Archives: Perfection

Messy Imperfection

Messy Imperfection

Life has been pretty messy lately. And by messy, I’m not referring to messes of the spit up/drooling/diaper explosion variety (although those, too, have been pretty plentiful of late!). I’m talking about life itself—the daily tasks, decisions, and circumstances of my current life that haven’t really been the Instagram-able, Pinterest-perfect moments I would like for… Continue Reading

What I Learned in May

What I Learned in May

Some months are filled with heavy life lessons. Other months are a bit more carefree, passing through without leaving too deep of an impression. For me, May has been a lighter month; to be honest, this has come as a bit of a relief. I did pick up quite a bit of interesting trivia, though,… Continue Reading

Lessons for the (un)Perfect Life

Lessons for the (un)Perfect Life

Perfectionism, according to Wikipedia,  is “a personality trait characterized by a person’s striving for flawlessness and setting excessively high performance standards.”  Psychotherapist Ann Wilson Schaef offers a simpler definition: “Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order.” My own perfectionistic tendencies revealed themselves very early in life.  In fact, my parents like to joke that perfectionism… Continue Reading