"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself." Anna Quindlen
It's true. We have this notion in our culture that if we just try harder, we can be perfect. Or, at least we should always be trying to be closer to perfect. We should try to do everything, have it all, be the complete package. But is that really fair?
How much of who we are is being turned down, hidden, or otherwise denied? How much of what makes each of us the beautiful, unique, amazing people we are is being down-played just to try and please someone else?
How would our lives look differently if we lovingly accepted our true selves, and supported each other in our individual quests?