Perfection +Things I’ve Learned

I just want to be one of those people who has it all together.

Ya know the type; the one who, when the teacher gives you 5 minutes to study before a test, doesn’t even look at their notes because they already studied plenty the night before.

The one who has never been late to anything in her life.

The one whose locker is totally organized and color coded.

The one who never seems frazzled or overwhelmed.

They’re probably ridiculously good at everything,

And their hair, always perfect. Like perfectly perfect.

And of course they always have plenty of time to spend doing all the things important to them.

I’ve discovered that person, that seemingly “perfect’ person, doesn’t exist. Even the ones who seem to have it all together, in actuality don’t. I need not strive for perfection. If I can simply be a little better, a little kinder, a little more organized, a little more loving each day than I was the day before, I am, in fact, succeeding.

But if she/he did exist, that person is so not me, like at all. I’m the one who takes my government notes with me to lunch because it just hit me how unprepared I am for the test next period. I have yet to remember to take that locker shelf to school that I’ve been meaning to take for the last 4 weeks. I get frazzled at the simplest things. You don’t even want to see me in my mad frenzy out the door in the mornings. I’m definitely not ridiculously good at everything. And I think my hair is going to stage a revolt if it spends one more day in a pony-tail.

Most importantly, I’ve neglected you, my dear bloggy friends. In the frantic frenzy of school, homework, college applications, sports, life, etc., my blog has unintentionally been pushed down on my to-do list (not that I actually have one of those, see above). Sleeping has also been significantly moved down, so don’t feel too bad.

But, blogging it important. I miss it. Maybe I’ll never be someone who blogs everyday. I’m okay with that. But, posting at least weekly (maybe more often) is something I’m willing to commit to. This little month-long hiatus is not okay.

I may not have it all figured out, but I’ve certainly learned a few things in my years of living.

1. Teachers like it when you make a cookie cake documenting how much you love their class. It may or may not guarantee you an A for the quarter. You didn’t hear it from me.

2. Cupcakes are marvelous. I need a job at that place.

3. Friday night football games are funnnn.

4. Everything seems more funnnn if you type the last letter in a word multipleeee timessss.

First Day of School Lunch

5. I really don’t like packing lunches. But, I’m trying to come up with creative ways to make lunch packing easy and more fun. Ideas? I might just do a post on it in the future.

6. You peeps like recipes. Hence, I’ll post one soon.


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10 thoughts on “Perfection +Things I’ve Learned

  1. Okay okay okay I am IN LOVE with this post. I feel like you looked inside my head, and typed my thoughts. I love how you ended this post with all these great positive things! :) Cupcakes are the best, and I absolutely abhor packing lunches as well. haha.

    But I am in the same place as you. College apps, homework, blah, blah, blah. I feel like I am going to be stretched to my limits emotionally with all of this growing up nonsense. ;) I am very glad you have decided blogging is important to you ! I love reading your posts!

  2. Schmeeeee I missed you darling!!! It’s so hard to get back into the swing of things and try to be perfect… but it’s silly because we’ll never get there, no matter how hard we try! I’m okay with putting out my best effort as long as I’m not miserable.
    I haven’t been blogging much and I haven’t even started college apps. Definitely need to get on that. I hate packing my lunch too! I’ve been doing pb&j and some sort of vegetable salad every day. Today I changed it up and tried the new larabar and it was awesome.

  3. story of my life girlie!!! I posted almost every day in the summer but now I’m down to pretty much once a week, so I try to make that one time per week really good! :) I feel like once I’m out of high school, I’ll have more time to blog more often. I <3 friday night football games too!!! We had one last night and it was so fun. Your lunch looks delicious! :)

  4. Your lunch looks pretty tasty and healthy, but a new lunch box might make it easier and more attractive (it’s hard for plastic baggies to be attractive, although there are some cute novelty baggies with designs). Also, trying variations on a basic idea can ease monotony. I blog my lunch when I pack it (most weekdays), and although I do quite a lot of similar items, it never looks like the same lunch day to day.

    As for the rest, well, I guess I’m in the 25th grade or something like that (I’m getting a Ph.D. now), but you made me laugh because school is still school, I suppose. Of course your teachers like big cookies–teaching is hard and when we teach, we have notes-and-hair panic, too. I’m sure they’re as happy to get a big cookie reward as you would be. Don’t we all like big cookies? But the cupcake place probably isn’t as glamorous as it seems. Better to befriend someone who works there and can hook you up with free cupcakes.

    Incidentally, on the cupcake front, there are specially made containers you can use to take cupcakes with you with your lunch, if that sort of thing appeals to you.

  5. I’ve miiiiiiissed you!!!! But I so understand the business!! And the whole not the perfect person thing – I’m definitely not either. But if we were perfect, then we would have no personality. Our in-perfectness makes us who we are :) Oh and if you get a job at that cupcake place, I’d love to be your partner ;)

    Have a wonderful weekend!! <3 <3

  6. i love this post! i have struggles with perfectionism for so long but i am finally becoming happy with myself :)

    ps…i want to work at that cupcake shop too!

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