It’s How Easily You Do Something Well Enough

Hi, there! As you read this, there’s a good chance I’m headed south to sunny Florida for Christmas Sun


(Last time we were in FL – a couple days before our wedding!)

If I ever get sick – ever – it’s when I’m traveling and when I’m stressed (usually a combination of the two.) As you know, these past and next few weeks have been the perfect storm for catching that winter flu bug that’s going around. And since Shane and I leave for Colorado 4 days after we get back for Florida, I do NOT want to get sick.

This morning (after slamming my thumb in the door. awesome, Paige) I doubled up on vitamin C by squeezing an entire lemon in some water:


It was kind of bitter, since I didn’t add any sweetener, but that’s pure organic Vitamin C right there, folks. If there was ever a way to get it, this is it.

Vitamin C – check!

Huge omelet breakfast?





Check, check, check!

I’m only staying for 5 days, so I took the advice of last week’s mantra and traveled light with just a small carryon and my purse.


Travel light, spread the light! Winking smile Donning my new REI jacket one of my clients got me as a Christmas present. So, so sweet of her, and I’ll put it to good use when I’m hiking up Longs Peak!

Speaking of mantras, I have a good one to share with you guys. One of the things I did yesterday was attended what will probably be my last yoga class(it was a scatterbrain of a day, too – I needed that yoga class!) at Main Street Yoga yesterday morning.


One of the things about Bloomington I’m going to miss most is going to my favorite yoga class with Tanya. In the short time that I took her class, I feel like she healed so much of my anxiety with the way she teaches her classes. On Saturday, she told us all a piece of advice that her friend told her, and she felt compelled that morning to share it with the class:


Make it not a virtue to see how well you can do something. Make it a virtue to see how easily you can do something well enough.

Freaking well said.

I’m sure that speaks to all the perfectionists reading this post…am I right? I know it spoke to me.

Too often we put SO. much. pressure on ourselves to do, act, and be perfect. And if we don’t live up to our own standards of achievement we feel pressure, failed, and stressed. Isn’t it nice to just be able to easily something well enough?

Isn’t it funny how usually during those circumstances, the only one who even gives a you-know-what if it’s perfect is ourselves, anyway?

Today, and this whole week, I’m going to live by seeing how easily I can do just that – live – well enough. I hope you’ll join me! Open-mouthed smile

See ya from Florida!

What’s something you did “well enough” pretty easily so far today?

This is kinda silly, but I tried to rock a french braid to travel, but failed miserably. So instead I’m just rocking a regular braid, which I easily did well enough Winking smile

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  1. HAVE FUN!!!!

  2. Safe travels! We are heading out to FL shortly here too!

  3. Safe travels and have a great trip!

  4. Have a great trip!

    And that is an awesome quote – massive perfectionist right here.
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  5. Have tons of fun, I love FL! And that is an awesome saying, so perfect for me too. I would say that today cuddling with my baby came pretty easy 😉
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  6. I think I’d rather eat a few oranges with a big glass of water over lemon juice. Bleck! Haha. I love that quote… I’m definitely a perfectionist and can put way too much pressure on myself if I’m not careful. I’ve gotten better at it over the past year or so, but it’s something I continually need to work on. Have a safe trip and enjoy sunny Florida! :)
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  7. I love that! This morning I didn’t iron the shirt I’m wearing, but I flattened out a few of the big wrinkles with my hair straightener. So I’m wearing a semi unwrinkled shirt, easily enough 😉
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  8. I agree with Ashley…give me a few oranges over lemon water any day! haha

    Have a great time in Florida, I’m quite jealous of the warm weather you’ll be enjoying!

  9. Love this post! What a great quote. I had never heard that before and it’s perfect for the perfectionist in me! Stay healthy before your trip. I’m so jealous you’ll be in sunny florida!
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  10. Great post. Hope you have a fantastic time in Florida! Try to relax and have fun before coming back to your move!
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  11. oh!!!!!!!!!!!!! have fun in FL!! JEALOUS! it’s so damn cold here!
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  12. Have a great time!! I’m so jealous!! My Christmas is going to be freezing! It is so typical that I got sick the week before I go away – it better clear up before I leave!
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  13. Great way of looking at things, and definitely appeals to the perfectionist in me. It also helps to remind myself that other people don’t notice your mistakes as much as you do
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