Funny, loving, somewhat adventurous and determined are often adjectives used by others to describe me.
Making sure our apartment is kept tidy, my planner is organized to perfection and the floor of my room is clean – these are just some of the habits that I consider myself to be a perfectionist. I thrive on clean environments and my organized lifestyle. As a college student, my life is going in one-million directions, however – I find myself constantly working to ensure that my life is “perfect.”
For my New Year’s Resolution, I am going to strive to see the beauty in imperfection. Somedays, I wonder why I try so hard throughout my school work and preparing myself for the future. Over the past month, I have learned to see the beauty in imperfection.
It is okay to not have perfectly straight hair, it’s okay to wear comfy clothes all the time – rather than striving to be featured on Vogue’s front cover, every day. It’s okay to have a few loads of dirty laundry, a messy bedroom (occasionally), and a kitchen to clean from last night’s dinner.
For the year 2018, I am going to try my best to see the beauty in imperfection. As a perfectionist, I seem to put so much pressure on myself to make sure that my life is seen as perfect by the outside world. But this year, I hope to change my mindset to see the beauty in the unknown.
Rather than planning every single second of the day, I am going to go with the flow. Instead of making sure my homework assignment is complete the day I receive it, I am going to live a little and spend time with my friends – because I know these days won’t last forever. I am going to appreciate others for who they are, even though they may be my polar opposite.
This year, I am going to strive to see the beauty in imperfection. Life is too short to worry about things that won’t matter ten years from now. Living in the present moment, seems like the best lifestyle from what I have heard – maybe it won’t be so bad after all!