About a year ago, I decided it was time to start blogging after dragging my feet a lot. A dear friend suggested that I participate in Write 31 Days just as an exercise in blogging consistently. As a baby blogger, (toddler stage now) I didn’t realize how overwhelming putting words on a page really was, especially trying to do it every day.
I tried to set myself up for success; I picked a topic that seemed to be easy to find inspiration to write on. But, my vision of hanging with the big guns who had participated in this challenge for years, quickly made things complicated. I attempted to create custom graphics and also write every day. I bit off more than I could chew at the time and quit after six posts. That experience was fodder for my second attempt this year.
For October, I am joining a worldwide group of bloggers engaging in a challenge of writing on one topic, each day of the month. My blog is going to be devoted to taking a look into perfectionism, specifically how this mindset fuels anger. Like last year, when I can’t live up to my perfectionist standards, I usually just give up. This year I am going to expose my vulnerability as I participate in this project. If it is not perfect, I am okay with that, in fact, that might be a kind of therapy. In this series, I hope to uncover some of the motivation and underlying causes that lead to desiring perfection, how procrastination leads to anger, what happens if perfectionist tendencies remain unchecked. Ultimately, I hope to discover how to dismantle a control oriented mindset and find a way to free my real self.
It is my honor to invite you to come along with me on this journey.