Then I realized that's exactly what I should write about.
Writer's block? No, silly! The reason why I had writer's block. Huh? You had a reason? Yeah! I didn't know what to write simply because I wanted all my posts to be perfect. And there's the problem. Isn't this blog specifically to encourage girls to show that who they are is perfect - just the way they are? Yeah, Mindy! (See what I did there? "Yeah" vs. "yes" - I'm with it 😉 ) So anyway, I decided to use this topic as a nice basis for our awesome journey in discovering the real YOU. (Looking back, I probably should have written this post before my previous post!)
Uch! You know those people who are like way too perfect. Everything they wear = perfect. Everything they say = perfect. They even get A's on every test and assignment! Sooooooo annoying! Some people try so hard to be perfect that it can get annoying. And sometimes they end up being snobby (again - not everyone). Do you really want to be perfect? It's really no fun. Imagine going on a roller coaster trying to keep every strand of hair in place. Not fun. Imagine you miss out on a party that's called for only 1 hour because you're too busy studying until 3 in the morning. Not fun. (I did that kind of thing so trust me - I know what I'm talking about.) I used to be one of those "Miss Perfectionist" kind of girls (I still haven't completely rid myself of it...) but I'm trying to loosen up a bit. (But no, I'm not one of those snobby types. I'm happy about that :) )
A little girl walked into school on the very first day of 3rd grade. So excited for school to start, she walked into the classroom with a big smile on her face and all her supplies prepared in her backpack. She cheerfully found her way to the desk with her name written in permanent marker on a pretty welcome sticker (You know the type with the writing practice lines on it ;) ). She soared through the morning classes feeling elated and high in the clouds.
After lunch, she headed back to the classroom with her friends to be welcomed by her afternoon teacher. That's when her first assignment came. "Write down your name and 1 goal that you want to achieve in my class this year and pass the papers up front to me," the teacher instructed. The little girl quickly scribbled her goal (or rather - neatly in her perfect handwriting): I want to get 100 on every test.
At the end of the day, the teacher called the little girl to her desk. "This goal isn't realistic. You have to write down a goal that you think you can actually achieve," explained the teacher trying to veer the girl away from fantasy-land. Fine! The little girl re-wrote her goal: I want to get 100 on every spelling test.
The little girl? You guessed it! Your's truly ❤
Why am I even talking about perfectionism? Oh yeah! Because I can't reiterate this enough: I want you to know that through this journey, I don't want you to think of what other people will say when you choose new styles to explore. This is about you - not them. Like when I told you to look for a new phone case. Don't think, "I really like it but it's sooooo not in. Let me keep looking." NO! NO! NO! You missed the whole point! This choice is yours. Your life is yours. Choose a life you love - and for that matter, a style.
See you next time!