"Aim to be good enough, rather than perfect"
One of the best phrases I ever came across was "I am perfectly imperfect". I don't know where I came across it - but it stuck with me.
We are all perfect, exactly as we are. We have a whole lot in common - more than we realize, but we are all, also, unique expressions of that commonality.
I find it easier as I get older to think "I am me" .
My boss tried again today to persuade me to go to the gala dinner.......... I still said 'no'. I gave him some of my reasons, and also admitted that part of it was my personality - this just isn't something I feel comfortable doing. And, like yesterday's blog, I'm not prepared to be uncomfortable just to make others feel comfortable (at least, not in this instance - there might be occasions when it's worth the sacrifice).
I'm going to Cornish Language evening class this evening. Gosh, I've been learning Cornish for about 10 years now and I still can't speak it! But, I can read, write, speak more of it than I could if I'd never started learning. I'm never going to be one of the best - but I'm good enough!
Also, a friend and I were talking about the Strike for Climate Change events happening, and she said she'd like to go to London and join a march or something. I said that I wasn't confident about joining the protests because I hadn't got enough knowledge and didn't have anything clever to say about it.
However, I found out that there will be a Youth Strike for Climate Change on 20th September here in my town, so I texted my friend and said that I had the day off, did she want to join in with me. She said "let's do it!" So we will do it. I'm not a perfect climate change campaigner - but I'm good enough! Being there and supporting it is good enough.
I'm starting to wonder what else I might like to try being 'good enough' at in the next few decades of my life - I'm quite interested in space...........