Being Perfect

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“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” -Anna Quindlen

perfect
in every way
perfect
every day

exhausting
not rewarding
overwhelming
constantly judging
constantly worrying
unachievable

Becoming “myself”…

What if you don’t like me?

What if I’m too different?

What if you abandon me, like so many before you?

What if’s fill my head, keeping me safe, inside my little bubble because…

perfect
in every way
perfect
every day

exhausting
not rewarding
overwhelming
constantly judging
constantly worrying
unachievable

This was written as a part of Jess Morrow’s Invinsible Summer Writing Program last year. 

In what areas of your life have you felt a need to be “perfect?”  Have you been able to let go of this need?