Brené Brown gets it. She gets how the idea of perfect robs us of the chance to be creative, to connect, to live authentically, to feel compassion and love. This week Brené is staging a week-long Perfect Protest. (Take a minute to check it out.)
One of the things that has sort of snuck up on me this year is how much courage it takes to be my truest self, to not put on the "mom costume" and force a smile. I've grown braver than I imagined I could be. I just don't have time for perfect anymore.
"Being our best selves is about cultivating the courage to be vulnerable, authentic, and imperfect." - Brené Brown