perfectionism and where the socks go

Perfectionism will drive you insane.

Its nagging oppression goes on and on. Even as I consciously refuse to listen, the sound is somehow heard, like a gong sending vibrations in ripples that spread through my body. Countless parameters and rules, the likes of which are so engrained I fear that I could not even articulate what I so systematically follow. No, it’s probably a blessing that I cannot go on to tell you about each of these rules, because you don’t have time for that. Even if you did, you would likely end up batty enough to sell all your stuff and drink straight whiskey from the cat dish.

The purpose of perfectionism is to trap you and forever keep you from being the person you’re here to be. It wants to straight-jacket your authentic self. Perfectionism will tell you to colour inside its lines, or else… You’ll never fail? You’ll never be hurt or rejected? You’ll never die? You will. We all will. You just won’t have as much fun doing it.

Perfectionism tells me that it will keep me warm and safe, completely in control. But, when I am adhering to restrictions that keep me incomplete and unsatisfied in my own life, I control nothing. Here’s me in control – At one point there were two red socks, and two pink socks. That is all I need to know:


But, if you do know where the socks went, please advise.


8 thoughts on “perfectionism and where the socks go

  1. So well said and a clear reminder of how perfectionism is impossible, and even cruel if we let it control us….love you and your socks so much!! XOOX

  2. I love this!! I myself am a major control freak and feel the need to perfect everything. It’s nice to know I’m not alone.

    • Nooo, never alone. I think everyone has their moments, just to different extremes. The trick lies in finding that balance between being a slave to perfection and a complete wildcard – homeless and straight crazy

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