Saturday, January 1, 2011

It's a New Year...

So, Vic and I watched the ball drop last night and were not the least bit envious of all those people hanging out in New York City or anywhere else for that matter. Life at home all cozied on the couch made for a perfect way to start the New Year.
I've been thinking about what to post for the New Year and have come up with nothing too creative. I'm often intimidated after reading other blogs and seeing the clever things that bloggers come up with, and then I thought, perhaps a New Year's Resolution is in order. Perhaps, I should not put so much pressure on myself to be the best at truly can become quite exhausting.
I tend to poke fun at Victor's dad about one of his favorite expressions..."It's good enough." In his case, 0ne coat of red paint on the door is "good enough", even though the door is streaky and you can see the white basecoat behind it. The paint on the trim is "good enough" even though it has a blue hue to it because it was really the bathroom paint. The homemade apparatus used to stabilize the tree is good enough, even though it looks completely ridiculous. Hmmmmm...interesting analogy when you think about it. Perhaps when things are "good enough", the real, raw "thing" seeps through and is more evident. Perhaps not striving to do things perfectly would allow more of myself to show. (Perhaps I should stop using the word perhaps)
It would benefit me to be a bit more confident and secure with myself. To go for it without hesitation and without any thought about what others will think. I don't want my insecurities to inhibit me from doing things I really want to do. I need to be ok with "good enough" sometimes....because many times "good enough" is just that....and there is often no need for more.
Thanks for reading. I really do appreciate it!
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
~Hal Borland

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