Hello, 2019! I am still here, still alive, and still kicking! I have clearly waited far too long to update my blog, and I realized that in this case, as in many cases in my life, I have allowed my inner perfectionist to keep me from action. I realized, in considering my resolutions and goals for the new year, that many things come back to this motto, “perfect is the enemy of good.”
Even as I begin typing this blog post, for my personal blog, I can feel myself critiquing every word I write, but this year, I’ve decided that I won’t let my perfectionism stop me from doing things! How can I get any better at blogging if I don’t practice?
I started blogging and posting my outfits on instagram in order to give myself another creative outlet; another space to express myself. But, as many people seem to do, I have fallen into insecurities about what others do with my content. That totally defeats the purpose. So I resolve to throw perfectionism out the door this year when it comes to my blog and instagram content, and hope that will result in me feeling more fulfilled and authentic in my life.
I’m also hoping to save more money this year, so that I can travel more, and hopefully make some minor home renovations. This, for me, will start with spending less of my income on clothing. “Perfect is the enemy of good” plays in here too, because I often find myself buying new things out of a desire to create picture perfect outfits. In reality, I already have a super dope closet. I know that. People compliment my style all the time, and the way I dress is one of the most authentic ways I express my personality. So instead of constantly buying new things that I think will contribute to this “perfect” wardrobe, I’m going to try harder to work with what I already have, because, even if not “instagram perfect” (what does that even mean, anyway?) , I already like so many of my outfits.
Embracing the concept of “perfect is the enemy of good” will also help me this year to finally finish my master’s degree thesis, to make some of those aforementioned house renovations without perfectionism driving me to indecision, and to have people over to my house more frequently.
So, here’s to an imperfect year that will hopefully be filled with creativity, productivity, and happiness…and dogs! <3