Grace not Perfection

Happy New Year and welcome to Grace not Perfection! Thank you for checking out my new blog. I am so excited to share my life with you and I hope that you will get just as much out of this journey as I will get from sharing it with you.

Where to start? Let’s start with why I chose the name “Grace not Perfection”. I am a self- proclaimed perfectionist. When I want something a certain way, I will not stop until it is exactly how I pictured it in my mind. Needless to say that got me into a lot of trouble because no one is perfect and very few things or situations are every really perfect. So when I came across the phrase “I will hold myself to a standard of grace not perfection”, I was mind-blown. I mean, there was actually a standard other than perfection? One that was actually attainable? One that wouldn’t put me into an overly anxious state and cause me mental anguish every time I didn’t achieve it? Well, sign me up! And so grace became my power word for 2017. (If you aren’t familiar with power words, see here.) That one word was a reminder to myself of several things: 1. that God grants me the grace to make mistakes without sacrificing his love for me, 2. that I needed to grant myself the grace to not have to be perfect all the time, and 3. that I needed to grant others the same grace that I extended to myself. So “Grace not Perfection” became my life mantra. And over the course of 2017 with Grace always at the forefront of my mind, I learned a lot; about grace, about perfection, about relationships, and of course about myself.

That’s what this blog will be about. All of the things I have learned over the past year and all of the things I am continuing to learn every single day. I can’t promise that I will post every day or even every week, but when I have something to say, you’ll be the first to know. And I am granting myself the grace that that will be enough.

Well, that’s it. Welcome to the journey that is “Grace not Perfection”. I look forward to bringing you on this journey with me. I hope that we will laugh together, learn together, and grow together, even if we sometimes have to cry together.

Here’s to 2018 and making grace the standard, one day at a time.

p.s. I’m new to this whole blogging thing and I’ll take any and all comments and feedback but grant me some grace as I learn, ok?

*Follow me on Facebook at Grace not Perfection and on Instagram at @gracenotperfectionblog.*

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2 responses to “Grace not Perfection”

  1. Hello Baby cousin I’m excited for you to have started this blog I will mosdef follow and tell all the family to follow/support as well. I don’t do fb twitter none of the “NORMAL” social **** but I will take time to check you out and maybe even grow and learn with you. GOOD LUCK COUSIN LOVE YA

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    1. Thank you for your support cousin! Love you!!

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