Present Over Perfect explains itself in the title. We always have to be on. Clothes pressed. House neat. Kids perfect Dinner ready. Involved in everything. What if we concentrated less on everything being perfect, and more on being present in the lives of those that we love? What if instead of more, we choose less – but better? What if?
Two of my favorite quotes:
Loving one’s work is a gift. And loving one’s work makes it really easy to neglect other parts of life.
What’s changing everything for me is a new understanding that we get to decide how we want to live. We get to shape our days and our weeks, and if we don’t, they’ll get shaped by the wide catch-all of “normal” and “typical,” and who wants that? You can live on a farm or out of a backpack. You can work from your kitchen or in a high-rise. You can worship in your living room or a cathedral. Isn’t that beautiful? And exciting? And so full of freedom? You can wear slippers or heels, eat steak or kale, read poetry or spreadsheets, fall asleep to the hum of the city or out under the stars. You get to make your life. In fact, you have to. And not only can you make it, you can remake it.