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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Quotable.

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

~Anna Quindlen


I've got a lot of words, about a lot of things {mostly about this collision of mothering and writing and trying to balance it while my two year old wreaks havoc on a coffee shop amongst other embarrassing moments of my day} but tonight all I've got in me is this quote my dad shared on Facebook yesterday.

I gave up on perfect long ago and since then, I've really enjoyed myself. (Even the chaotic, embarassing, want to scream moments.) This is me, us, ourselves, being us and it is so much work and so hard somedays but also, amazing.

collision
{We'll call this one the calm before the storm.}

3 Comments:

Blogger Erin said...

I totally agree with this. It reminds me of a Twilight (Don't judge me!) quote I also really like: "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." I think so much of our strive for perfection is a desire for others to see us this way. I'm much happier since I stopped worrying so much about being perceived as perfect all the time!

February 25, 2011 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Loved the caption on the picture! Hope she was much better today and have a great weekend! By the way you do a great job balancing life (trust me, I lived it for 5 days)!

February 25, 2011 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

That sweet, calm, adorable little girl in the picture threw a fit at the coffee shop? Impossible... ;)

February 28, 2011 at 6:37 PM  

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