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I have a Type A personality–I’ve always been an overachiever. Every since I was little (think Kane’s age), I’ve always wanted things to be perfect and for myself to be in control. Well, sometimes life has a way of derailing that. Law school and then motherhood taught me that you can’t always be perfect, and that’s okay.
It’s okay to not be perfect. It’s okay for your hair to not to be exactly in place. It’s okay for your kids to be up a little bit past their bedtime.
We need to get past focusing on perfection, because life is NEVER going to be perfect. What’s important is that we live our best lives and put forth our best effort. Don’t get so caught up in trying so hard to make life perfect that you miss out on living.
When I was in law school, I got my first C (I had never had anything but straight A’s, even in undergrad), and you know what? The world didn’t end. I still made it through law school. I still got my dream job. This was the first major time in my life that I had to come to terms with not being “perfect.” And that was just the dress rehearsal for motherhood.haha Motherhood has taught me that I’m not perfect my any means. There are days when I feel like I have failed as a mother because things didn’t go perfectly, but then I realize that my kids don’t care. Heck, they don’t even know that things didn’t go as planned.
So if you’re being a little too hard on yourself, take a step back and reassess the situation. Remind yourself that it’s okay to be a Type A and have a backup plan for your backup plan, but that it’s also okay not to be perfect.