Being brave

She says that she realizes she has been so busy trying to be brilliant and perfect that she has been missing the opportunity to learn, to not know, to make mistakes, and to be on an equal footing with her peers. Speaking as if from the voice of her painting she says, “I am your future. Enjoy what’s happening now; you will get to me.” — Daria Halprin

I remember reading this quote (in my old house, sat at the dining table) and it hitting me like a ton of bricks. How many things have I not tried because I didn’t want to lose this veneer of perfection, of being bright, of knowing all the things? But we mustn’t regret missed opportunities but nor must we waste a minute more worrying about appearances – get that mud between your toes, make mistake and find out what you’re really capable of. Because, honey, you’ve only scratched the surface so far xxx