Posted By Daisy
I talk a fairly good game, but there is a not-so-hidden hidden truth I should share. I am not only very often a Too, Too Mama — I am nearly always a Too, Too Daisy.
I really do believe that most issues are contextual, that there is rarely a “right” answer, and that one-size-fits-all is a dangerous myth. It’s just that I apply this understanding to others much more easily than to myself. I find I am often sure that there is a “right” answer for Daisy, and that falling even a hair short of the platonic ideal of Daisy means complete failure. In other words, I am a textbook perfectionist.
Of course, the conundrum faced by every perfectionist is that there is no perfect, so one of two things tends to occur. First, the perfectionist might not even bother trying. Second, the perfectionist can begin a project with an arrogant faith that it will magically turn out exactly as planned, and then “flame out” when it doesn’t.
That second one is me. I am a serial starter of things, only to abandon them when things fall short of my lofty expectations.
When I first read of the “Leap Out of Your Box” Challenge for bloggers, I hesitated for barely a moment and then threw in my hat. Surely there was an outstanding goal I could complete in the month of September — something that would truly stretch myself. (You should see the brainstorming list, it’s a work of genius-art.) And then I realized there was only one thing I could do that would mean really, truly, revolutionarily, leaping outside of the box I have built for Daisy.
I’m going to start learning to be, not just content, but maybe even kinda happy, with reality.
How’s THAT for a mind-blowing goal?