I couldn’t even make it one week before I skipped a day of my “Blog Every Day In July” challenge. I had grand plans for a 4th of July post. I was going to post loads of pictures from the BBQ we were going to and then I would talk about why I love this holiday so much—it was going to be fun! Instead, I left my camera at home and I didn’t get back home until, well, the 5th of July and at that point my bed and sleep sounded much better than my computer and blogging.
But you know what? I’m not too upset about it. Now, this is quite a turnaround from the Christine of years past. Previously, if I had set a goal and for whatever reason I didn’t accomplish said goal, I would get very upset, beat myself up about it and decide there was no point in continuing on if I had already messed up.
This year, however, I have really made an effort to grow and change that particular perfectionist aspect of my personality. I’ve even learned to accept past missteps and move on with my life. What is the point of dwelling on something you can no longer affect or change? None—so we accept, learn and move forward. Not that it is always so easy or simple—I’m still learning!
No, I didn’t post yesterday and I don’t have any 4th of July celebration pictures to share—but I do have these shots of my delicious watermelon and this piece of paper we started scribbling on towards the end of the night. And I’m pretty happy with that. That is a personal triumph worth celebrating. I think I’ll go have another slice of watermelon.