I’ve been toiling endlessly the past couple of days trying to set up my blog. I had no idea it would be so much work!! I figured I could just drop and drag a few things here and there and then- VOILA!- like magic it would be the most fabulous looking blog ever to grace this enormous web of ours!
Seriously, that’s how my mind works! (Feel free to laugh at my naiveté- I do often!)
Thanks to the help of Nicole at SocialNicole, my Prince Frog Hubby, Alexis Anne, and the endless tutorials other people have written I’m finally able to start making some progress on the technical end of my blog. There’s still oodles of tinkering to do to get it where I’d like it. But I’ll get there.
In the meantime, as I share my imperfect blog set up with the world, it has me thinking about the idea of being good enough. This can apply to any area of life. I’ve spent so much of my life, and I know I’m not alone with this one, thinking that I wasn’t good enough to do/be _______ (fill in the blank.)
Or that my work wasn’t good enough to share.
Or any number of other variations on this theme- too old/young, fat/thin, smart/dumb, the list goes on and on and on.
But it’s all the same. It’s all about feeling inadequate about some part of your life or being.
As I was working on my blog I kept having thoughts that I should wait until it was all perfect and fabulous before sharing it. Was it because I was worried about the way the blog looked or more likely a way to procrastinate sharing my thoughts and myself with others? Playing it safe?
If I wait until ‘it’ is perfect then I can stay safe in my own little world where everyone loves me.
As soon as I start sharing outside of my comfort zone then I open up to being vulnerable.
All my fears and insecurities come bubbling up making me want to run away really fast back to my perfectionist tendencies to keep me safe.
Safety can be nice and needed at times in our lives. It gives us a chance to think and explore new ideas with little risk.
But when we venture out and risk is when things get interesting.
We grow. We expand.
The Universe opens up for us. Possibilities and dreams become realities as opportunities show up all around us!
With all these thoughts rattling around in my mind as I venture through a whole new world of web stuff with many languages all it’s own to learn I’m reminding myself that it’s okay to not be perfect.
Sometimes ‘good enough’ is, well…..