The Imperfect Action
For the past 7 days I have been blogging as a part of Nat Sisson's 10 Day Challenge. To me, 7 days straight of showing up and writing, is a big deal. I would normally put this off (as a part of my “mastery in procrastination” which you can read about here), but not this time. I made a decision to show up, and when I make a decision, I make it happen.
I am well aware that my writing is not perfect. I make mistakes, my sentences could be a little better constructed, and perhaps my stories could have a bit more depth. But this challenge is about showing up: and by doing so, I’ll build my way into getting better at all those things.
With that said, I don’t consider myself to be a perfectionist. I am more of a “scaredy-cat”: I put things off not because I want them to be perfect, but because I’m afraid they won’t be any good. I am a “bucket of judgment” when it comes to my own work, and I have, for the past year, progressively worked on overcoming that.
A few months ago, I started an Instagram account in which I post a “single scene” comic inspired on life with my dog, Moby. I also post drawings or designs I made and pictures I took along with all my blog posts. And when it comes to self-conscious me, those small actions are a big deal.
Little by little, making those posts has progressively helped me overcome my irrational fear. For today's challenge, Natalie asked us bloggers to think of one imperfect action we can take daily, and that in turn will help us move forward in our pursuit. I feel that if I keep this up, and post something simple every day - either on my blog or on my comic’s Instagram - I’ll continue to feel more at ease and less self-conscious about the work I do. It’s a growing process that I am enjoying very much.
So this will be my imperfect action: post a little something I created everyday, for the 30 days after this blog challenge. The fact that I am here on day 7 gives me a lot of faith in my ability to do so, and what a positive difference does it make to do something imperfect for myself on a consistent basis!
See you tomorrow, peeps!
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 7