Monday, September 27, 2010

Pitching Perfect...

I am posting this photo in honor of the Perfect Protest.

An author, speaker and all around amazing woman that I adore just released a book that I am excited about getting: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown

I am going to see her speak later on this month and I can't wait.
You can read more here.

Just imagine.
If we were able to let go of being perfect and instead were able to embrace who we really are... how much power would that unleash in the world? How much more compassion, love and healing could we focus on? How much more joy, peace and laughter we could partake in... how we could delight in life instead of comparing, contrasting and finding fault.

Just the other night I wrote this after a conversation with a friend...


Whose permission are you waiting for?
go out on the dance floor,
write that book and stop the words from rolling around in your heart,
paint that picture that has been burning in your soul,
take that picture that you can see in your minds eye,
sing the song that is unsung in your heart,
create that thing that only you can see,
Live your life!

Give yourself permission.
Talk back to the fear.
Say NO when doubt whispers in your ear.
When you thinking, "but everyone else can do it so much better/prettier/more creatively/sexier/more authentically"....

You are not everyone.
You are YOU.
Wonderfully, authentically, beautifully you.
Created to experience joy,
share love,
and to delight in all of the things we have been given.

Give yourself permission...
The world is waiting!

So... What would you do? How would your life be different?
What are you waiting for!?!?!!?


  1. I like, how to true, the older I get the more this makes sense.

  2. I just joined in on Brene's Perfect Protest. (Just found her blog last night, so I wasn't able to snap a picture), but, I know exactly what you mean. Once I hit a 30-something, I began to feel this way.
    I have learned there is a sense of peace that comes with accepting little imperfections. :D
    Have a great weekend!!

  3. Milo~ Thank you :)

    Kelly~ I am so glad to hear you joined in on the protest... I can only hope that a lot more do!!

    Isn't the peace that comes worth everything... amazing how learning to love yourself as much and as easily as you love others can reap so many rewards.

    Monica ~ Thank you :) I appreciate it.