Theme for the Year: Embracing Imperfection

Embracing imperfection is a hard thing for me to do. But one thing I’ve realized is that my idea of perfection actually keeps me from achieving anything. I wait to even start until perfection is possible to achieve, which never happens due to time and resources.

This year, however, I’ve decided to change that. I am just going to do things, get them started. If I want to go back later and do more to get them to a status of perfection, I can, but then at least I’m one step closer.

For instance, scrapbooking. I’ve never been a great scrapbooker, but I keep things around to put in a scrapbook one day. So I have little boxes of keepsakes everywhere. I’ve started just putting them in the scrapbook! No need for it to look super pretty because all I really need is to have them all in one place that I can pack around with me as I move and look at every once in a while. If, much later, I’ve decided I have the time and energy to add another step then I will. But at least I’ve started, I’ve done something, my brain feels a little relief from getting just an inch closer to this goal it’s been holding onto.

Next up: The apartment. I need to put everything in a place. Doesn’t matter if it’s a good place, it just needs to go somewhere or get out of my house! If you haven’t read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and you hate clutter, then you should probably start it. So that’s what I’m going to do – KonMarie my house. Get rid of things so there’s no need to take the time to come up with fantastic organizational systems and take care of more and more stuff.

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