Sunday, January 4, 2009

I'm not perfect.

I heard a song on Noggin the other day. Here's the song paraphrased:

I'm not perfect. No I'm Not. I'm not perfect, but I'm all that I've got.
I do my very best. I do my very best. I do my very best each day.
I do my very best. I do my very best. I do my very best each day.
No, I'm not perfect..And you know, I like it that way.

Now, THERE is a song to live by.

I'm so tired of people and personal blogs out there who totally portray themselves as perfect.
The perfect Mommy. The perfect Family. The perfect House. The perfect Life.

Get REAL people!

I think there are so many of us "normal" people out there that struggle enough on a daily basis to be a good wife, Mom, house keeper, etc etc etc that it makes it that much more difficult when we see other people IRL (in real life) or on blogs that are (or seem) so perfect.

So, if you're reading this and you have a seemingly perfect life or us all a favor.... show us some of the "REAL" you. Many of you are perfectionists and think IF you portray yourself as such, you will in fact be perfect and in some way, maybe others will look up to or maybe even envy you a bit (which I guess feeds your ego and fills the void that is so obviously in your heart somewhere). Maybe you even think that this perfection will in some way connect you to others. When in reality, you are separating yourself from those you try to impress. You are in a different universe. Separate and alone from the rest of us.

The first step is realizing you have a problem.

Repeat after me: "I'm not perfect. No I'm not. I'm not perfect, but I'm all that I've got. I'll do my very best each day. I'm not perfect, and I'll like it that way....and other's will too."

I wear my imperfections on my sleeve. Most that know me, REALLY know me, know this about me. I'm not afraid to show you that I'm not perfect....and I like it that way.

Be real. Be true. Be u. Do this, and you'll be FINE in '09!


PoetLady said...

Perfect people get on my nerves too. I'm anything but!

I'm happy for people who are perfect but I don't tend to feel I have anything in common with them.

Good blog:)

Maria from MC

MSW said...

howdy CJ! I love this post! I don't read too many blogs (alas, no time) but I sure feel like this in my *actual* life. It seems like all the other moms have everything under control and I am the one who is dragging in late, traces of breakfast on my kid's face, my hair all crazy. my current theory is we are ALL struggling, even the Mary Poppins/Martha Stewart types. they just hide it better. oh, and if by chance my blog gave you that perfect life impression, I can only say that it is specifically geared toward my extended family and thus heavily censored! see you soon. MSW

CJAlabama said...

I KNOW!!! I feel the same way! Most days, I'm just glad I have shoes on the right feet and my shirt turned right side out. And no, I didn't write this post for anybody specifically. I mainly wanted to point out to anybody who reads this that sometimes, showing flaws can be healthy.