Perfection is a funny topic to discuss. Not that being perfect is funny. It is the fact that there is no such thing as perfect. Some say we are perfect when we are babies. Being all new and innocent. Yes, babies are adorable and sweet, but they can also be very loud and annoying at times haha 😀
So if a baby cannot be perfect. What is? Definitely not people. We are flawed in many ways. I cannot tell you the number of times I have tried to be the perfect girlfriend, sister, daughter, friend and stranger. Lol a perfect stranger, that is a bit of a weird one, would you not agree? So yes, in many ways I have tried my best, to be perfect in order to please others. I was a very quiet child growing up and only wanted to do my best at everything 🙂
I believe I tried being great at all that I did up until my early twenties, when one day something just clicked and I realised that I will never be perfect. That perfection does not exist. I continued being creative, only this time with my art, I did not care if it appeared to be a mess. I created a lot of art using different media’s and worked on each one until the end. Previously, things bothered me, such as if the proportions were not right or if something looked out of place, I would throw it in the bin without completing it.
I am very happy now that I am no longer like this. Trying to be perfect, especially for others is not worth it. You will just do your head in and feel horrible trying to be something that you cannot possibly be. Over the years, I have learned to love my flaws and all of the silly things about me. I am happy to make mistakes, where instead of ignoring them, I try again. I choose to look at my mistakes and try my best to understand why I did that ❤
It is interesting how I can say to someone else that their art looks perfect and not be bothered with that saying. Yet, if someone says that about my work, it freaks me out haha. It is also funny when people think that I am perfect and have it all together, when no one does. I get sad, angry and annoyed at times. Emotions are normal and beautiful. We are all on our own journey in life and being human we make mistakes along the way. Some bigger than others. Plus I love how not being perfect makes us all unique. Our flaws are in a way a part of us too, making us each different. This is very beautiful!
Thank you so much for reading! I say let’s all celebrate being not perfect. Perfection is flawed and unrealistic. Instead, know that we are our own person, who is improving with each day. We are wonderful and stronger than we think. Keep being the amazing beautiful you. All we need to do is be ourselves and strive to improve as we want. Please encourage yourself to just be you. It may sound silly but it is something that we need to do and be proud of. Have a lovely day!
Capili Jiron x x