May 14, 201710

Last night I dreamed that I was a woman without worry, laughing out loud, my home and everything in it in was flawless, even my son didn’t make a mess! Not a thing out of place. I had the perfectly balanced life. Strange thing is that when I woke up I didn’t feel any longing for that, for that perfection. The moments of joy and fulfillment, yes, but not the pressure for everything to be right, all the time. It shows that I’ve come a long way! Because in the beginning, perfection mattered. Every detail, every plan. Every time!

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We sometimes feel pressure to be flawless and while it’s ok, even good to have high standards you’ve set for yourself and your life, getting there needs to be a lot more strategic and organic. It really has to work for you and you need time to appreciate that.

I’ve learnt that I need to stop rushing things that need time to grow, even stepping back from some of my projects, re-examining them, tweaking where I can and starting over where necessary.

Moving forward in your season of bloom, ask yourself whether it’s more important to project a picture-perfect image to the world or whether your scattered pieces of beautiful still hold as you hone yourself, picking up the petals until the whole flower is found.

Let’s bloom together ?

Photography: Lyra Aoko
(Instagram: @lyraoko)

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  • Tulia

    May 15, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Always speaking to my heart and yes there’s nothing as beautiful as being authentic ❤❤❤


  • Esther Wachira

    May 15, 2017 at 9:53 am

    “I need to stop rushing things that need time to grow”
    I love this.Always inspired by your writing.


  • maureen

    May 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    My inspiration.May God always bless you


  • Christine

    May 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Yes! let things grow without you rushing them


  • Kadenyi liz Brenda

    May 15, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Janet you really touch my heart,i read these pieces every time you post them and they reflect exactly what my situation is on a daily encouraged for sure.let everything come at its own tym.


  • jeniffer

    May 15, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Its so inspirational Janet ….kudos for yo pieces n may God bless you


  • Sally

    May 15, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    ‘Scattered pieces of beautiful’ , what a great line! There is beauty in imperfection. That’s where life happens. If you are about perfection, you are really performing life rather than living it.


  • Terry

    May 16, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Quite an inspirational​ piece.


  • Mugabi P

    May 17, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    This is all kinds of beautiful


  • Jacinta

    May 18, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Amazing. Living each day at a time n loving my flaws


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