Do you suffer from ‘white paper syndrome’? OK I made the title up – but it’s where you open a new journal or writing pad, look at the fresh white pages and hesitate to write the first words in case you spoil it. I know people who have beautiful journals and because they’re so beautiful they can’t write in them for years. I know those people because I used to be one of them. Then I realised it was my desire for perfection, coupled with my desire not to make a mistake that was paralysing me. I had a word with myself, actually I had several, and initially they weren’t always very nice "you stupid woman" was a common phrase. I’ve moved on, occasionally I still hesitate, although I’d rather call it a pause to savour the moment, the anticipation, and then off we go embracing the space. Why do I share this with you? Because when I mentioned to a couple of friends that I’d decided to blog, this was what they came up with as their reason for not doing so.
Where in your life are you seeking perfection and what would be possible if you were to let it go?