Perfect : NaBloPoMo


Do you feel pressure to be perfect?

Of course. Everyone in my family wants me to be perfect. What does perfection mean to them?
I can only imagine who they wanted me to be. When I went to a career coach, she had me do two collages. One collage depicted who I thought my family wanted me to be. The other one depicted who I thought I really wanted to be.
The family collage was a popular, athletic businesswoman. My collage was a free-spirited children’s author with crazy hair.
My family didn’t necessarily tell me who to be with words. There were qualities that they appreciated more than others. Being successful was pretty high on the list. Who is to say what being successful really means? If I was a successful author, then we would all win. My life isn’t really a perfection contest. Or is it?
For the last few years, my goal hasn’t been to be perfect. The goal has been to live a good life. And also to complete anything on the bucketlist, if there is an opportunity.

“Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.


  1. Lynda Lippin – NY, NY – Lynda Lippin is an award-winning NYC-based Certified Pilates Teacher with 25 years experience, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer who specializes in TRX® and Kettlebell training, and a Usui Reiki Master. Read more at
    Lynda Lippin says:

    I think living a good and happy life is more important than perfection.

  2. Kendall Patton – US – Kendall is a North Carolina stay-at-home mother, entrepreneur, and wife. She has 2 boys and 1 girl who she affectionately named Monkey Boy, Turtle Boy, and Kangaroo Girl. Kendall's passion is helping others, through in-depth conversations about all the hard, ugly, good, and beautiful aspects of life, as she helps guide women through their own personal changes and transformations. Kendall believes women are the true leaders of this world and that through adequate support, encouragement, and guidance, are able to be fully happy, healthy, whole, independent, and free. As a women's life empowerment coach, Kendall helps women to find, discover, and create their own rhythms and routines to support their whole self - body, mind, and spirit, so they can harness their own free and independent power. "Remember to always live a life full of breath and be present in all the moments that are offered to you!"
    Life Breath Present says:

    Ditto to both you and Lynda Lippin. A few years back, I (mostly) gave up trying to be perfect and being much more comfortable with just doing what works for me and enjoying myself along the way. Who says you (or I) have to be successful in the way others believe I *should* be 🙂

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