"I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences...
I'm human, not perfect, like anybody else."
- Queen Latifah
I don't like to live my life with regrets.
I mean...who does right?
We all do stupid, off-side, even idiotic things from time to time...and we wouldn't be human if we didn't.
We all make mistakes. And I have written about how I deal with making them here.
I don't deal very well.
We all like to think we are the personification of perfect...the perfect parent...the perfect spouse...the perfect housekeeper...the perfect friend.
But as they say...pobody's nerfect.
|Well...he's nerfect. I mean perfect.|
But Chris is the exception.
And I'm a pobody.
Not a nobody. I am definitely somebody. But I am also a pobody.
And I am nerfect.
My deal is that I am also a classic Virgo.
I am introspective, analytical, neurotic and at times, anal retentive. Being a perfectionist is draining. Especially when you are so far from perfect it is comical.
|Yeah...uhhhh...no...that's not me dudes.|
So I have decided to become a nerfectionist.
No, this does not mean that I am going to become a Nerf specialist - although, now that I think of it I can throw that in the mix as well. With three little boys, I have so many Nerf products in my humble abode that I could open my own frickin' Nerf store.
|Yup. These look familiar...much to my chagrin.|
Nerf Store! Hey...not a bad call! Mental note on that one!
But I digress.
So in deciding on my new nerfectionist post, I am trying to live up to the qualifications for the position.
First of all, I need to be a lot gentler on myself. When I make a mistake, I have to remind myself that mistakes are all about learning...from the little ones to the big ones...and as long as I am learning, I am living. Shoutout to Queen Latifah!
You go girl!
Secondly, I have to be comfortable with that fact that my best is good enough. Constantly banging my head against the wall because I think I could have done better gets me no where fast. So...I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and doggone it, people like me! Full frickin' stop!
|Yes Stuart Smalley...that's what I said!|
You go girl! Errr....boy!
And finally, it is important that I understand that if I were perfect, I would have nothing to strive for. There is no where to go but down when you are at the top of the highest mountain and while I imagine the view is quite beautiful from up there, it would eventually lose its novelty like anything else. Knowing that there are always new mountains to climb is what makes living life exciting and fresh. It is what makes us aim to be better versions of the already amazing people that we are.
So yeah. I'm a pobody and I'm nerfect.
|...and I have frizzy hair!|
And I'm cool with that.