she’s still talking about that.

29 Aug

I know there’s probably nothing more ridiculous than writing a blog post about a blog post you wrote.  I also know I’ve done this once before.

Here I go (again) anyway.

The funny thing about this post I wrote recently (a phrase uttered by no one else ever) is that, at the time, I didn’t even realize what I was saying applied to me writing this blog.  To summarize, I was highlighting my experience with the quote: “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” This applies to this blog.  All. the. time. I have to admit that I do find myself getting caught up in worrying about a post being perfect or great that I won’t even write what I was hoping/planning to write or in some cases I don’t end up writing at all.  Additionally, I start getting quite unnerved if I don’t have a solid 2 hours to read, re-read and edit the post 43 times (does that comma belong? did that use of capitalization make sense? but most importantly, did commenting on this give me at least one free pass for poor grammar on the next one?) and sometimes ultimately decide not to write anything as a result.

Now, let’s be clear.  There are also A LOT of other reasons why I might not post; however, I can say with certainty that perfection being the enemy of the sort of OK and possibly with a typo (paraphrasing) definitely has an impact.

[Without phoning anything in and giving this blog and everything else the proper attention it deserves] it is my job to push past that and get over it or start waking up at 2AM to begin my day so I can do and re-do my hair, try on 8 outfits before selecting one and then ultimately sit down at 5AM to begin this blog post and finish it up by the time I have to leave for work at 7AM.

Or, I can just get over it.

I better set the alarm just in case.


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