While perusing some of my favorite blogs this morning, I came to find this post on I’m an Organizing Junkie. It could not have resonated more true for me and something that I might have to my organizing mantra. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT!!!
When I was in high school I had an art project that was a pencil drawing. I decided to do a brick by brick rendering of the Cathedral in Monaco. It is truly a beautiful building both architecturally and spiritually. However as you can see from this, there are a lot of bricks!!! My mother came into my art room at one point, probably around 11pm and said, “Why do you have to do this, why can’t you do something easy like a potato chip?!”
Now the artist (perfectionist) in me started a diatribe as to how a potato chip was no easier because of all the various crevices and highlights from the oils, etc. But the point was the same. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be done. The final product was amazing, and if I can find it I will take a picture and update this post. But it was insane!!!! And yes, I could have chosen a simpler subject.
*** I found my drawing! And I HAD to take this opportunity to toot my own artistic horn***
Laura at http://orgjunkie.com/blog makes that point about home projects and organization. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be perfect for YOU and your situation.