Perfectly Tara

I have ideas for many projects, but rarely start any. I let them grow and flourish in my mind, but can’t seem to bring them forth into reality.

It would be fruitful to start a prayer journal, but I can’t find just the right one.

I would love to learn to sew, but I need to pick just the right project.

I’d like to start a blog and connect with others, but I need just the right name.

I’m paralyzed by the idea that if I can’t do something perfectly, I shouldn’t do it at all.

As a new(ish) Mom, I need to learn to embrace imperfection. My house will not always be clean, but it’s worth making it a home. My days will never go as planned, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not worthwhile. I need to be accepting of imperfection in other, and in myself.

I know that God doesn’t call me to perfection. I know that He created me in an intentional way. He put me in a specific place, at a specific time, with specific people for a specific reason. I know these things, but I need to learn how to live them.

So this is me, learning to embrace my imperfections, and start saying yes to God’s plan for me: not to be perfect, but to be perfectly Tara.

P.S. After staring at this blog post for a week and fretting about the wording, the title, and the formatting, I finally published. I have a very, very long way to go.


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