I debated how to begin this post because as you can see, I skipped a few days of thankful posts. That was not originally the plan but sometimes plans change.
But I continue to show up. Even when it’s not perfect. And not to give it away… but that’s my thankfulness today. And I’m going to give some examples as to why this is my thankfulness because these last few days proved it…
November Thankfulness #10
Showing up, even imperfectly.
Since my last thankfulness post, I chose to prioritize some other life things over writing. Sometimes I am conflicted because I want to do all the things. But I can’t. I can’t do everything all the time, but I can continue to keep showing up. In whatever fashion that looks like. And so, here I am… thankful for another day to write, even if a few days were missed.
Speaking of showing up imperfectly, I think there can be such hesitancy in only showing up if everything is perfect. I say this from experience, by the way. But I have learned, and I continue to learn (and be reminded), that showing up- even imperfectly- is best. Personally, I think showing up imperfectly is better than not showing up at all AND it’s even better than showing up perfectly. You know why? Showing up imperfectly is real. It’s human and perfect is not.
Personally, I think showing up imperfectly is better than not showing up at all AND it’s even better than showing up perfectly.
This week I also had my annual health screening where I got my lipid profile and other health numbers.
Side note: I used to plan and coordinate similar health screening events in a different position and I enjoyed it. Actually I saw that one of my college kinesiology interns from last year working with the health screening company. It was so fun to catch up.
Anyways, my screening went well. But by the end of my visit, the kind woman and I were laughing and talking (surprise, surprise) about health, habits and behaviors (love!). And it comes down to this- there’s no need to do things perfectly with pressure and stress, but doing a few things imperfectly & frequently (or consistently) can really make a difference.
And I’m thankful for the desire to keep showing up, even if imperfectly.
…now I’m going to dive into some homemade chocolate peanut butter cookies. See? Imperfect… and oh, so good.