The illusion of perfection

A good friend of mind recently told me that I never seemed to have a hair out of place.

“Have you ever had a bad hair day? It’s like perfection 24/7.”

I laughed so hard I snorted. “Um…don’t be deceived. I wake up to some pretty crazy hair every morning, so I don’t really have a choice. It’s either wear a hat with a really tight bun sticking out the back, or I have to wash my hair and start from scratch every day.”

She didn’t believe me so I took a picture the next morning and sent it to her. Yeah, it gave her a good laugh, but it also got me to thinking… How often do we measure ourselves against others?

Maybe they’re skinnier, maybe their face is done up to perfection, or their clothes always look so stylish. Basically you look at them and think, man that’s what it means to have your crap together. And yet, here I am, failing like always. But it isn’t true. Nobody has it all together all of the time. Everyone has start-from-scratch moments. Maybe yours aren’t daily, like my crazy hair requires, but everyone still has them. So hold your head up, and be a little kinder to yourself. And just in case you need proof and a laugh to feel better, here’s the picture I sent my friend. I guess I can officially say I have no shame.

About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.
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