Ditching Perfect, For real

Long time, no write, huh? I know, I know. I’ve slacked on my blog big time over the last 9 months. I’ve had every intention of writing. I’ve put down lots of blog post ideas. But when it came down to it, I never prioritized writing. I didn’t feel it a justified use of my time since things have been so crazy busy in every other area of my life.

My company has taken me on such a wild journey. I never imagined I would find this much success in such a short period of time. I’ve also faced more challenges, roadblocks, setbacks, and hurdles than I was prepared for, both personally and professionally. But I rose to the challenge every freaking time. And I am stronger and more fulfilled than ever before.
I think my biggest struggle with this blog this year has been my uncertainty about the direction and purpose of it. Yes, it has been a way to document all of my leaps into the unknown. But it seems that I only wrote when I had something I deemed ‘profound’ to say in a 1500 word blog post. There is very little of my life in it, of the day to day stuff.
All of the growth I’ve experienced over the last year has not necessarily been in massive, mind-blowing ways. Some of it has. But the majority, I would say, has come in small scooches and blips. I didn’t document any of those, though, thinking that I had to have a big, fat epiphany in order to have something worthwhile to say.
The main purpose I had in launching this blog 3 years ago and the major theme I had intended with it’s title, Ditching Perfect, was to let go of doing things perfectly or as others expected me to, and just do. If I’ve learned anything since it’s creation, it’s that the journey is what counts. Yes, it’s thrilling to reach goals and smash through limitations. But the real juicy stuff is in the journey itself…the people you meet, the personal growth and self-awareness, the new desires you uncover.
So I guess, moving forward, what I’d like to do with this blog is to include more of my day-to-day journey into it, instead of only the milestones. Screw word counts. Screw perfection. Screw expectations.

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