Tonight’s post is a bit early because we have big thunderstorms rolling through and I want to turn my computer back off in a few minutes.
This last week has been another exercise in letting go of perfection for me. I had a big project at the newspaper that kind of kicked my butt. At the same time, I’ve been given a bunch of new responsibilities since the last time I produced one of these special sections, so I had less time to work on it.
Last week I turned in the feature story I’d been assigned and the weekly column.
Today we shipped the special section. What a relief!
The end result is that none of them is done to the level of perfection that I expect of myself. But it’s done.
All the work was turned in. No deadlines were missed. And, as I joke with one of my friends, no one ended up in the psych ward or the hospital – so it was a success!
I still want to do my work with excellence – and I believe that, within the boundaries that I had available, I did – but I’m really glad for another opportunity to go for completion rather than perfection!
Image found here.