05 October 2010

Celebrating Imperfection


I bite my nails. I go to bed too late (although I know better). I eat too much candy, and I'm messy. I forget where I put my house keys, or my cell phone, or my wallet, on a daily base. I haven't given any birthday gifts this year (although I do have them, in a box somewhere). I can't sing well or play an instrument. In fact, I don't know how to do anything very well. I haven't exercised in ages. I'm always out of cash. If I could, I'd wear sweatpants all day, every day.

But I love to laugh, and I laugh often and loud. I jump and skip and run with my three-year old. I sing in the shower. I carry my baby even when my back aches. I cuddle with my children, constantly. I love my husband. My mom is my best friend. I enjoy life. I am me. I'm alive. I'm too alive to be perfect.

Join me in Brené Brown's protest against perfectionism. (via Susannah Conway).

24 comments:

Khali said...

Another great post that made me smile this morning. I'm so glad I read your blog. x

Tracey said...

Love these pics. xx

Ellu said...

I love this posts. And the fact that you know your worth. It isn't all about the talent that shows outside. It's the spirit that is inside you. And you have a BIG spirit! You are the best.

NH said...

That's the person I remember when thinking about you ;). Think that's a nice idea kind of protesting against being perfect. Maybe i'll go with it and post my view of this campaign.

Isa said...

thank you. x)

Signe said...

Hihi, these photos are fun! And the statement is so true :)

Rike said...

so perfekt ;)

Minna said...

: ) : ) : )

Annabella said...

Ja!

Jeanette Lunde said...

I LOVE THIS POST!
You made me happy :)

Jude said...

Hear hear! I loved seeing this at Susannah Conway's and now here! Couldn't agree more (and who defines perfect anyway? Someone's idea of perfect might be someone else's idea of hideously high-maintenance or trivial :)). Love the little ones (and the littlest one holding the sign!)...the things that matter are the things that make you happy...

Franziska Patterson said...

Mehehehe...I think I'll join in. I just had an idea pop into my head reading all this for a little poster sign slogan. We'll see...

the sleepy time gal said...

i love this... i will definitely be putting this on my blog.

sirja said...

Ha-ha-ha...I saw the link on Susannah's web and wanted to join in. Had my fun taking pics with the kids and then looked at your posting...well...ha-ha...
anyway, it did me loads of good. Thinking about it and stopping myself for a break on the mad ratrace.

Eileen Bergen said...

What a wonderful paean to being human! The photos and your sign are just perfect - oops - there's that darned word again. lol.

Lilli said...

Not only are your words brilliant and true, the pictures adorable, fun and vibrant - the message is maybe one of the most important concering health and true happiness. The thoughts of being flawed and defective will make you sick, and your whole life becomes shame-based. It's killing the soul. I will definitely join, and thank you, Isa!

LINDSAY said...

I love this! Good words for to remember, especailly on days when I feel like I just haven't done enough. bravo!!!

Helen said...

I very much enjoy reading your blog. You are so honest and real. This post in particular - how do I do all the same things?

Monica said...

LOVE the sign, and you have the cutest baby!

Trula said...

Oh, me, too. This week has been absolute madness. Perfect timing for discovering your pictures.

isoinpapu said...

I love this post! Thank you! Thank you!

GreenWhisper said...

haha this is beautiful :o)

heini said...

This is the best and the face of the little one!

soisses said...

i love that post!!!

ich habe das gefühl dich nun noch besser zu kennen... du bist mir einfach super sympatisch! ich bin auch nicht die ordentlichste (jeder hat schrankverbot) und LIEB süßes!!!

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