But the truth is, I’m still scared to tell you that I don’t live up to ‘perfect’ standards.
I don’t always do the right thing, say the right thing and my house isn’t in perfect order.
And sometimes I find myself deep in the darkness. My belief is that this stuff comes up when it’s ready to process… and sometimes it takes a little time and play, and love.
Sometimes I find myself in tears on the floor, feeling lost and alone.
As a single parent navigating through divorce and still living with my ex husband (yup, hardcore!), with two young boys (one on the spectrum), life is sometimes challenging.
I am so deeply grateful for the techniques that get me back on track, like The Work of Byron Katie, dance and movement meditation, conscious parenting, HeartMath and simply sitting in the darkness with love and compassion for all the parts of me, including the wounded parts.
I have tools and incredible friends who support me in returning to my best self time and again. And overall, I can honestly say that I feel more balanced and resilient than I’ve ever been.
Like everyone else in this world, I am a beautiful work in progress. And each of us are entirely and deeply lovable in this moment, exactly as we are.
My flaws and imperfections mean I can be more compassionate – with my friends, my clients, and that fellow mum whose child is melting down in the supermarket, shooting his water bottle over everyone.
I know how hard it is to find time for you, even though you know you’re supposed to do that to be a a whole person and a self-loving master.
I set up my coaching business because I wanted to support people in their most challenging times, the way I have been supported, to find their way and their inner wisdom (not because I’ve achieved perfection!).
I have tools to share that have totally transformed my life. These tools helped me find my inner wisdom and have taken me to some fun and deeply fulfilling places. And I’m so grateful to the people who shared their knowledge and techniques with me.
Ans a recovering perfectionist, I’m just going to leave this blog post as it is, even if it’s imperfect.
Step away from the keyboard!
My alternative New Year’s resolution?
Lovingly face my perfectionism and celebrate what’s beautiful about right now… and gently venture into personal growth where it brings me joy and peace.
How about you?
What’s imperfectly perfect about you? The less bendy/ possibly plumper/ imperfect version of you?
What can you celebrate right now about yourself?
What are you trying to perfect that you could do with stepping away from?
Wishing you a year filled with love and laughter.