• Andrea Burke

Recovering Perfectionist


Perfectly imperfect. That is what I am going for lately.

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As a recovering perfectionist, I found it to be really hard to let go of control and be comfortable with good enough. These phrases were not part of my DNA growing up.

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If it wasn’t perfect, it wasn’t right. Do it right or do not do it at all.

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WOW that is a lot of pressure. No wonder why I felt overwhelmed when things went off track. My expectations were sky high. There was no room for error.

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My expectations WERE sky high. Now, do not get me wrong, they are still high, but I am not striving for perfection any longer. I see the benefit of roughly right, good enough, and letting go.

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By reevaluating my expectations of myself I have been able to release the need for perfection and breathe a little more easily.

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In the past this photo would have hit the cutting room floor. Now it is perfectly imperfect, and 100% me.

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