Imperfectly Perfect: I Blogged AND Made Pickles

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I’m amazed that its been exactly 368 days since I last posted here on my blog!  It has certainly not been for lack of inspiration.  Life has needed these energies applied to other situations.  But now I am back!!!!  In a fashion.  All because of a request from my friends at Brave Girls Club.

I’d love for you to see my newest post here:    http://bravegirlsclub.com/archives/23822

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It’s all about PERFECTIONISM and the futile striving to attain it.  Or more specifically, striving to attain the conventional definition of perfectionism.  How it’s a soul-killer and a relationship-blocker.  Yet now I look at the word PERFECT completely differently.  To me it’s all about SOUL JOY, that perfect meeting of good feelings and good works and good living.

This new me is not even beating herself up for not having blogged for such a long time.  I’ve never been a great follower of rules anyhow.  Like the rule “you must blog regularly” in order to……………….  To what?  Those are other people’s rules.  And how often do we jump on those bandwagons?  Because its usually easier to follow a rule than to dig deeper and create your own rule for your own life, your own soul’s purpose.  If that’s “imperfection” then I proudly claim it.  Because that’s PERFECT.

How has the drive for perfectionism affected your life?  Do you feel like you’re still on an endless treadmill?  If you’ve gotten off that treadmill, with what have you replaced that former drive, if anything?  I’d really love to hear about it.

xoxoxo Lisa

2 thoughts on “Imperfectly Perfect: I Blogged AND Made Pickles

  1. Love this post!!! So true, Lisa. You captured the experience of the holidays perfectly. Why do we do this to ourselves??? I’ve had only 3 of those Thanksgivings, and I was so exhausted by the end. Then everyone ate the food in less than 45 minutes. Forty-five minutes!!!! For food that took DAYS (and nights) to prepare. I wanted a slow enjoyment of every bite of food, appreciation of all of the thought, time, and effort put into each dish. But their forks were like shovels. The food was enjoyed by all, but not in my Norman Rockwell way. I’ve done Thanksgiving alone for most of the last 6 years, and, you know what? It’s been W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L. As you know, I don’t have kids and spouse passed away, which makes it easier to justify a loner Thanksgiving. I plan to go to Ted’s Montana Grill, pick up one of my favorite cheeseburgers and maybe splurge on dessert, go home, relax and enjoy. And I will be just fine with that! ~~Your across the table crafting partner from BG Camp Fall 2010 at the cabin. 🙂

    • Hi Julie!!
      I know what you mean! The exhaustion is not only no fun for us, its no fun for anyone around us. We also are going out for Thanksgiving dinner, for the 3rd year in a row. And it will be easy and smooth and swell and no mountains of dishes to clean up, LOL. I’ll be thinking of you with your great cheeseburger! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

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