Good morning lovelies and happy Fathers Day! I hope you all had a great weekend! I know I did…yesterday was a busy and long day for me, but despite how tiring it was in the end I had a wonderful time. I spent yesterday afternoon with my best friend. We decided to go to lunch and then make some crafts at her house while watching a movie. I ordered an omlet and ate almost the whole thing! So, for that I am going to give myself credit because I have to admit I was nervous about lunch. However, with the company and support of my friend it ended up being fine!
When we got to her house, we made another calming jar to try to perfect our original project even more. It did turn out better than our initial jars (which I have an earlier post on how to make them-if your interested check it out! The title is “De-Stress this Weekend”). That being said, one of the main lessons that I took away from our afternoon is that it is OKAY to NOT be perfect. Even though my calming jar turned out better than my first one, it still wasnt exactly how I wanted it to be. At first it was really bothering me and I kept trying to fix it, but eventually I just stopped because, well, what was the point? I know for me, almost everything I do is never good enough because I want things to be perfect (by my own standards, of course). But yesterday I let my guard down and settled with just ‘good enough.’ Not only did we make calming jars, but we also bought canvases with patterns on them and painted it. Thanks to POTS, my hands were very shaky and I noticed that I was having a very hard time staying within the pattern lines. It was then that I thought, you know what, I will just paint and let my hand shake and see what comes from it! So I did. I was not fully satisfied with final work of art, but I was able to acknowledge that and then let my perfectionistic judgements go. Painting the canvas wasnt about trying to make a masterpiece; I know I am no artist, that is for sure. Working on this painting was about letting go and having a good time with my friend and just really enjoying her company. Who cares if my art did not turn out the way I wanted or hoped? The most important thing was that I had a good time, and I had a blast. I even noticed that I could laugh at my art instead of just getting frustrated and down about it.
When I look at my picture now, it looks like I was carefree and had a good time while making it, and I did. So, that is all that counts. Don’t strive for perfection because it doesnt exist. If you let go, have fun, and settle for ‘good enough’, you will find that it makes life much more interesting and beautiful-enjoy the ride! xx