Letting go of perfection. This one’s hard and also has a lot to do with vulnerability. I think it takes practice and I think there’s many things we can do to work on letting go of perfection.
Inviting others over into our home naturally gives us many opportunities for them to see the real us, how we really live, and our family life. And if you’re like most of us, our lives are full of imperfection. For me there’s this ideal that’s always floating around, something I’m always striving for, and sometimes I reach it, but not often.
There’s a moment during the year where I make the perfect meal, or I get caught up on a portion of my life, or I have the perfect morning routine, or I’m the perfect mother, or the perfect wife. But those are just moments. If I thought every moment of ever day should be filled with these perfect moments, it would be feel incredibly unattainable and discouraging.
If you spend the evening with someone else, they’re going to see your imperfections. I hope you let them in, I hope you can be vulnerable enough to share your life and your story, and my hope is in turn they feel they can share their imperfections wth you.