Why I Embrace My Imperfection Instead of Letting It Bring Me Down.
I AM NOT PERFECT & I’m finally at a point in my life where I’m learning to become okay with that.
I don’t always wake up feeling my best. Sometimes, I feel blah. Sometimes, my mindset isn’t as positive as I’d like it to be.
I don’t always wake up as motivated to go to the gym as the day before. Sometimes, I just want to stay in bed & do absolutely nothing.
I don’t always wake up feeling like superwoman. Sometimes, I wish I had superpowers.
I don’t always feel 100% confident in my skin. Sometimes, I look in the mirror & I hate what I see. Sometimes, I look in the mirror & I love my body for ALL that it is.
I don’t always go to bed at night perfectly content with the way I ate. Sometimes, I under-eat & sometimes, I feel so full, I could explode!
I don’t always have my life all figured out. Sometimes, I get overwhelmed & anxious over everything I want to get done & I don’t really know where to start.
I don’t know what my future holds or what cards I’ll be dealt & today, instead of trying to control the uncontrollable, I play them as they come.
All these things make me PERFECTLY IMPERFECT.
I spent a large part of my life trying to portray & live this idea of complete & utter perfection. I held myself to standards I knew were unattainable, but I did it anyway.
Let’s just say, I learned the hard way that things aren’t always what they seem. I learned that striving for perfection can take over your life so much that it has the power to kill you.
The journey towards accepting that perfection doesn’t exist & that I had to make the conscious decision to let go of the idea of it didn’t come without setbacks or challenges. But every setback & challenge was necessary in leading me up to this point.
And you know what? I’m STILL learning & that’s okay.
Life in & of itself is a learning experience. They say experience comes with age & while it’s inevitably true that as time passes, we experience, grow & learn, I believe experience comes with STRUGGLE & HARDSHIP.
Age is just a number, struggle & hardship are VALUABLE EXPERIENCES & mine taught me that I had to let go of the idea of perfection & accept my flaws, no matter how hard I had to work to get there.