I don’t know if it’s just me, but from time to time I feel as though everyone has this life figured out other than me. They seem to have their checkbook figured out, their children, their volunteer schedules, their marriage, everything. I sit there and think that I’m just the one person who just doesn’t seem to ‘have it together’ or the black sheep. I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks that way.
Honestly, I think it’s such a lie that we tell ourselves. I don’t know why we think it’s only us. I had a conversation with a friend on the phone the other night discussing my feeling inadequate and she seemed to understand. But she also told me it’s not just me, and it’s not just you either. We all have moments where we have blinders on and assume we are the only one making mistakes, and we aren’t. No one has ‘life’ figured out. No one is exempt from being human. We are all learning, we are all growing. None of us have ‘arrived’ at perfection.
Keep stretching, keep pursuing your dreams and your goals. And don’t feel bad if you show your flaws a bit more. We’re all human and sometimes it’s so refreshing to know that someone else isn’t so perfect either. Maybe we can take more time to laugh at our humanness than judge ourselves or others.
No one is perfect, and none of us have this figured out. But that’s totally okay.