The universe has an incredible sense of irony. I was just finishing up writing a blog post on letting go of striving for perfection. As I began typing the closing paragraph, I gave myself a mental high-five, thinking about how this particular blog post was "back on track" writing wise. The post I was writing was all about how I'd been struggling, since starting the blog, with releasing my weekly post, as I tend toward perfectionism and I'd been finding with my busy schedule that my posts were not as well written as I'd like. After several weeks of posting late, or failing to post, I had started to release posts I wasn't satisfied with, but was trying to work on letting go of my need for the writing to be mind blowing, and simply focus on writing and getting the post live on the web. Almost exactly at the moment when I was mentally congratulating myself on the quality of my post, my cursor slipped up higher up in my writing, simultaneously deleting three-quarters of my post! I felt upset, then I felt angry, and then, for a few minutes at least, I attempted first to undo the delete and then to begin re-writing. Finally, I decided to take the lesson and began to write this post. I knew it wouldn't be perfect, but maybe that's the point. Perhaps I need to spend a bit more time working on letting go of perfectionism before I'm in a place to write about it.
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