Monday Love / Perfection

Another edition of Monday Love…

A quote:  “Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.”  Harriet Braiker

Something Personal:  So often in my life I have found myself waiting to do things until I can do them perfectly.  Even when I launched my photography business in 2007, I was so worried about what people would think of my work, my website, my talent (or lack thereof).  What would people think of ME?  It’s uncomfortable.  Terrifying actually.  There was another quote I came across by Rosalynn Carter, “Once you accept the fact that you aren’t perfect, then you develop some confidence.”  Right now, today, in this moment, I feel like I have finally accepted that I’m not perfect.  I have always known that I’m not perfect, but accepting that fact (and loving yourself anyway) is a much different feeling.  The most interesting part about this “awakening” is that I not only have a deeper love for myself, but also for my family and friends.  I find myself wanting to reach out to them and tell them how perfect they are in my eyes.

I see you.  I see how hard you are trying.  You are a good person, an AWESOME person.  You have a beautiful smile.  You are doing a great job at this thing called life.

That’s what I would say.   And hey, I just said it.  To you.  Believe it!

And so, in the spirit of imperfection, I wanted to share some photos that are far from perfect.  Taken with my iPhone, in those quick moments that would have been lost if not captured on camera.


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Lisa Phillipson Well said. This post would have been more perfect with a picture of me! J/K Perfect is BORING!

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