Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist

on September 28, 2020
A quote by Harriet Braiker: striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.

When I was a young woman, I didn’t just strive to be perfect, I strove to be a perfectionist.  I had been told by society, by my family from my earliest memories, that to be a perfectionist was a good thing.  Society has so many messages for women, one of the most prevalent being that

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