being perfect

As I'm about to enter my 20's, I feel as if I am in my prime time of growing and learning about who I really am. Throughout college, we do a lot of self-reflection and self-improvement whether we want to or not. If I have learned anything, it's that there's no such thing as a "perfect" person.

Day in and day out we drool over celebrities on TV and Instagram models. We aspire to be like these people because we think they are perfect. We dress like them, buy the same things, get the same haircuts all because in the public eye they are considered popular/perfect. Whether that's because of their looks, their craft, what they wear or what they create, we're always aspiring to be like them.

Even when it comes to men, we have our standards set so high. We base what we want off of movies like the Notebook and The Longest Ride. Movies portray this extremely handsome man that falls head over heels for this girl and is without a doubt the most perfect person. He has the hair, the eyes, the body. He's smart and has a great family, the total package, right? Well, ladies, I got news for you, there isn't a Zac Efron or Ryan Gosling waiting outside your door.

Once we stop looking for a "perfect" person or trying to be that "perfect" person, we will live much happier lives.

Instead of trying to be perfect, try being realistic and being the best version of yourself. I promise you that it's a much better and more achievable goal. Instead of looking for Zac Efron, try looking for the person that makes you want to be a better version of yourself. It will be a lot harder to fall on your face and get let down when you're realistic about what you're looking for and what you're trying to achieve.

No one is perfect so, don't try to be. You'll thank me later.

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