Progress Over Perfection

2020 was a hard one you guys.

Personally, the last few months of the year are always extra stressful since it’s my busiest time at work and this year with everything else happening added on top I was pushed to my breaking point.

I was hoping to start off the new year with a fresh start mentality, but the terrorist attack on our Capitol last week was a harsh reminder that a new year means nothing if we don’t put in the work to make it better. You know all those memes about let’s jump ahead to 2022? Well, 2022 is going to be no different unless WE make it different.

Last night I posted my mantra for 2021, ‘Progress over Perfection’ and this applies to so many areas of my life. I want to find more ways to speak up and actively be anti-racist, even if what I say isn’t perfect. I want to post more on here and Instagram without second, third, and even fourth guessing what I’m posting. At work I want to focus on bettering certain skills for the new role I started, even if it means I’m not going to get it right every time.

Hitting publish, post, or send can be really hard in the insane world we live in. Like many others I fear saying the wrong thing or just not being good enough and more often than not the little voice in my head that’s saying don’t do it is the one that wins out. I can’t even tell you the amount of content I worked on in 2020 that was never posted because it wasn’t exactly what I wanted. Images, blog posts, and even IG Story videos that I put everything to just to hit delete in the end. This is all to say, I know I’m not alone in often trying to be ‘perfect’. There are plenty of other Virgos out there 😉.

I hope in 2021 we can all support each other through better conversations and understanding. Expect many more dusty mirror selfies, progress photos, goals that fail, and just MORE in general here as I throw perfection out the window!

xx Caroline

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