Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Monday Little Miss Inner Critic.

I am aware that you are afraid today inner critic. I am aware that you are worried that I might fail, or that I might make a stupid mistake today (or any day for that matter). I understand that you only want the best for me. You just have a crappy way of showing it. You show your love for me by whispering things that will scare me, and make me feel as anxious as you do in an effort to keep me safe. I am going to start the week off by acknowledging you my darling inner critic and all of your concern, but more importantly by choosing to face the week and all it brings anyway.

As I'm nearing the end of level one of the courageous year I'm examining the progress I've made, and taking a look at where I am at. I am not perfect, and I still feel like I may succumb to fear at any given moment. I am still feeling overwhelm tugging at my skirt strings. I am feeling like I am filled with worry and anxiety over starting a business - wondering if I will make it and be able to pay my bills. And I am filled with worry over not getting it all right. However, here's the good part on this gorgeous Monday - I am acknowledging all of these things. Which hot diggity...means I am present. I am feeling empowered. I am feeling my emotions, but not getting run over by them. I have made some really good changes, and I will not diminish that. I am accepting where I'm at today, and while it may not be exactly where I want to be, in this moment I am here and accounted for. That's all I can hope for. I don't expect to be some perfected version of me, just maybe a souped up version. You know the one that still experiences all of the stuff that surfaces from time to time...but knows that that is all it is.

 Perfect or I come. Ready to face the rest of the week and all it brings.


  1. I LOVE this letter to your inner critic. I've never thought to write one, and find this to be utterly brilliant. NOBODY is perfect, remember that! The imperfections are what make us human, and beautiful.

  2. I agree with emmajames! I think it is a fabulous idea writing this letter to your inner critic. Seems like a great way to set it free! Bravo :)

  3. "Perfect or I come." <-- 6 of the most powerful words we can ever say to ourselves, our life and the world.
    (Just FYI, your Etsy shop is awesome and I LOVE your work!!♥)

  4. Emma you are so right. I am all about celebrating imperfection right now :)

    Sara thanks for the cheer! Sometimes just acknowledging her is enough :) I'm going to pop over and see what you've been up to.

    Meg thanks for stopping in! perfect or I come, has become my substitute for ready or not.... It suits me just fine - in fact I hear trumpets in my head as I say it :) And thank you so much for the sweet words about my etsy shop and my work.


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