50 Things I have learned in 50 years – Day 49

We are on the final countdown to my 50th birthday! I guess you can say that as I get closer to the day I am overwhelmed by a mix of feelings- excitement, sadness and bit of nausea. I am sharing the lessons I have learned during my 50 years on earth.


I know you’re thinking, ‘What have you learned about people?’ Which brings me to #49

Being perfect doesn’t mean what you think it means.

Perfection is an impossible and relevant state. My perfect is not yours. When we live with this idea to make everything ‘perfect’- perfectly clean home, perfect marriage, perfect kids- we are setting an impossible standard that is dependent on the relevant understanding of others. You can’t win.

Hospital corners on sheets will only get ruined when someone wants to actually get in bed. Bathroom sinks will always be wet. Dust bunnies are rogue animals who will fight another day.

I am perfect at being me. I am the only one who can be me. Some days, my perfect is drinking coffee and working. Some days, my perfect may look like skipping through a store and singing to the music. Some days, I will have puffiness around my eyes and have the energy of a three toed sloth and that’s perfect, too.

Come back tomorrow and celebrate my 50th with me and see what else I have learned.

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