Here's my theory why
I’m not going to spout out more cliches about how as imperfect humans, we should be ok with imperfections. But I’m writing to say that everyone - no matter how far along they are on the journey - goes through a stage where they’re crippled by the desire to be perfect.
I got caught in the trap that writers who rely on their work for a living fall into. I wanted to be known for my beautiful prose and stories, just like the author whose words I’d stumbled on.
A few months ago, I sent an email to a dear Instagram friend asking for hope and encouragement. This is what she sent back to me. I hope it inspires you just as much as it has inspired me.