That is the advice of my sister. She is very wise and when I told her about everything that is coming my way and that I sometimes feel anxious and overwhelmed she said I need to aim for imperfection. January and February are going to be times of huge change and of course a little travel.
Right now I can use Bee as my model and inspiration for pursuing goals imperfectly. Her “sleep more” resolution is trucking along very imperfectly. I believe her two-year molars are coming in but either way she has been up a lot. Today is the first time in a long time that I am not totally exhausted.
So here is to imperfectly managing
- a large-scale leadership project at college where I work
- a business trip away from home while still nursing
- potentially leaving my job
- taking an exam for further professional accreditation (this is a life video taped exam)
Yup lots of opportunities to practice being imperfect.
I have been putting compost in my purse or lunchbag or whatever I happen to be carrying with me. It sounds worse than it is. Rather than throw away banana peel, orange peel or apple cores I have been bringing them home and chucking them in the compost. I usually have a container with me so it isn’t messy. One more teeny tiny step to reducing waste and getting back to my tree hugging roots. There is nothing more earthy than carrying compost in your purse.
I seem to be in a changing the world time in my life both professionally and personally. Rather than just quietly muddle along reducing waste I wrote the city to ask for an expanded food scraps pickup program. I will write to your city too if you send me their email address.