Type AAA personality? Although sometimes I hate to admit that, it's totally me. I'm obsessed with control and perfection, and when things don't go exactly the way I plan, I turn into a complete mess. Seriously, y'all should see the 100 post-its I write myself every day as reminders of things I need to do, goals I have for the next day, and work I need to get done. This serious planning and OCD-ness are only worsened by my serious need for perfection.
I babysat for this "perfect" family last week, and every time I come to their house, the mom and I have a long talk before I leave. She's so fun to talk to and we just "click." I almost want to be an older version of her when I get older haha. Anyway, during our chat, she told me, "You know, nothing's perfect. There have to be some give and takes in your life." I seriously could not believe what I was hearing! This perfect woman was telling me that she wasn't perfect?! She continued by sharing some personal struggles she had been going through, and it was honestly like a breakthrough. Someone who I see as perfect was telling me that perfection is an unattainable goal.
I have spent the last 21 years of my life trying to be perfect--please my parents, go to the school I was "suppose" to go to, get straight As, make Dean's List, graduate with honors--that sometimes I forget that perfection isn't an attainable goal. Like my teachers taught me, there really is no such thing as perfection.
I know that my Type-A personality will make it hard for me to calm my perfection noise, next time I'm in hysterics over a task being completed below my expectations, I'll take a deep breath and remember that not everything goes exactly as planned.
Do y'all ever struggle with the strive for perfection? Have a wonderful Monday, y'all!
Miss Southern Prep