• The Problem with Perfectionism
    confidence,  shame

    The Problem with Perfectionism

    I was eating lunch with my mom on a beautiful Saturday afternoon when I broke down. The pressures had been building up all week–school, friends, family, writing. Even everyday things or my own thoughts made me feel like I was about to crack. No matter what, I couldn’t shake the thought out of my head that I wasn’t good enough. I wasn’t talented, smart, or pretty enough. I place so many unrealistic expectations on myself that I would never put on anyone else. It’s what fueled my struggle with an eating disorder when I was younger. But I know I’m not alone in this struggle, lovely one. The problem is…

  • faith,  inspiration,  the Gospel,  Uncategorized

    More Than Good Enough

    Good enough. It’s something that, like me, you¬†have probably¬†tried to achieve. As a Christian, sometimes we turn Jesus’ statement to love Him by keeping the commandments (John 14:15) into a burdening chore that we can’t simply accomplish on our own. We try to look right–wear nice clothing and have pretty hair and a toned figure. We try to eat right–healthy and not too much. We try to obey our parents and keep them happy. We try to be hard workers, good friends, charitable, and leaders in our church and community. This is all suffocating. No wonder we burn out or get crazy anxiety. Is it just me, or do women…