Perfectly Imperfect: A Peek Behind My Curtain

Yesterday I tried to create a new quinoa recipe and it really sucked.

I just wanted to share that with you in case you are sitting on the other end of my computer, reading my posts, and thinking that everything I try turns to gold.

It really doesn’t.

20130429-204235.jpgToo often, we as women, mothers, bloggers (you get the point) aim for a level of perfection that simply doesn’t exist. The imperfection that you don’t see has been left out of the final product. It is in the failed recipes that never get published. It is in the meltdowns (both ours and our children’s) that get edited out of the final video before we post.

My life is just like yours, I often share the more positive parts on my site. I want to inspire you, to share something that worked for me in the hopes that it will work for you. I want to save you time by sharing my best practices and favorite things.

But suffer no disillusions. Behind some of my completed posts are recipes that go from the stove to the trash, ideas that don’t make it off the drawing board and thoughts that are probably better stuck in my head.

Just remember, when you look behind the curtain of perfection you will find a lot of imperfection and do-overs.

Also, I think I’m taking a break from eating quinoa for a little while. At least until I can get this disaster out of my head.

Sheri Landry
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.
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