Friday, July 1, 2011

Are you SURE?

Tonight, as Rhett and I were lying in bed, in that space between sleep and awake, we were contemplating my "problem".

It went a little something like this:

Rhett: "You know what your problem is?"

Me: "Do tell."

Rhett: "You're always trying to improve yourself. Like... all the time. You're always trying to be a little bit better than you were the day before. And I think it's driving you crazy. You just need to be yourself and be done with it."

Me: "Doesn't everyone try to improve themselves?"

Rhett: "Hell no."

Me: "Are you SURE?"

Rhett: "Absolutely."

Huh. I think he's got a point. Maybe just being who I am at exactly this moment wouldn't be such a bad thing. Maybe I'm already good enough. Maybe I don't need to learn (another) new hobby. Or figure out how to make the perfect from scratch vanilla cupcake. Or aspire to be an "after" from a very poignant episode of "What Not to Wear." Maybe I'm okay... messy closet, imperfect pedicure, tragically fitting capri pants and all.

Just the thought of that is very freeing.

Fly away impractical self-expectations! See ya. Wouldn't wanna be ya.


  1. You know what one of my Uncle Gary's favorite sayings are? "I'm just like Mary Poppins, because I'm practically perfect in every way." So are you! You are practically perfect in every way, right now, right this minute. This is going to be really redundant, but you are exactly the you that you were meant to be. Be happy being yourself. You're are Teh Awesome just the way you are, and I lurve ya!

    Heather K

  2. I like you just as you are....

  3. I think you're fabulous. :)

  4. You are the most beautiful place in the Universe, love.


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