Monday, February 28, 2011
But, old habits are hard to change. And, trying to be perfect is more of a career for me, not just a habit. So, this is the process I was using to write each post: come up with an idea, write it, review and make changes, check spelling and grammar, review again, decide where new paragraphs should start, change a word or two, review again, come up with a title, find a picture, cut and paste into my blog, review one last time, determine that it is as close to perfect as I can get, and publish. OMG….this is supposed to be a fun and humorous blog, not a dissertation to earn a PHD!
So, I have to let go. Therapy might have helped if I hadn’t fixated on a piece of artwork hanging crooked behind the therapist’s head. I think I need to proceed slowly…you know, baby steps. If a stranger walks by with the tag sticking out of the back of their sweater, I will resist tucking it in for them. I won’t let my blood pressure rise when I see “your” and “you’re” used incorrectly. If putting cans of soup away in my kitchen, one gets stacked upside down, I will just leave it that way. For awhile.
So, you will notice some changes to Elaine’s Wonderful World. Starting with this one. A crappy title and a crappy picture. I feel so free.