Perfection Is For The Birds

Today I had a major #failurefreak moment. I was running late to a meeting (late for me is not being 10 minutes early) and I spilled water. Not just a little, a whole cup of water ALLLLL over an instruction manual my boss lent me. I thought I could play it off by putting it in the window to dry….nope. The manual now looks like a shriveled grape. “Hey thanks for letting me borrow this! By the way, I ruined it.”

On any given day, I drop or spill at least three things. These things range in importance and sometimes the thing being spilled is me. I work in a place where the streets are old cobblestone and I like to wear heels. I can’t tell you how many times I have wiped out on the way into the office. Oh and I also got my heel stuck in an elevator and proceeded to spill a very large cup of hot coffee all over my old boss and she was in a white shirt. You think I would learn my lesson about wearing heels to work…nope. 

I wish I could sit here and tell you I found the magical remedy to get over super embarrassing situations with ease. Somehow the idea of being perfect is something I always chase. In my head, I know perfection is not 100% attainable. But what about 99% attainable? Is it possible to be clumsy and a perfectionist at the same time? Or is that just a recipe for going crazy?

If you too strive to be perfect while simultaneously dropping/spilling your way through life, I feel you. I commiserate with you and I am a failure freak with you.


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