4.16.2012

Perfection is Overrated

Today is my first day at the new position, and I'm currently dealing with a slight knot of nervousness in the pit of my stomach. It's a nervousness caused from a string of what-ifs forming in my mind. You know, a list of silly things that are quite laughable: I want to say all the witty things, be the best employee and have the cutest outfit all in one go.

But the truth is I'll start out slightly awkward, probably hang up on students by accident and feel a bit inadequate at the start. I'm working on the idea of accepting my less-than-perfect nature, as opposed to fancying the idea of being the best, prettiest, smartest in the room--I swear, we're taught at a young age that we need to be the prettiest in the room, but maybe that's a post for another time.

So here's to celebrating the geek in all of us...may we learn to accept that mistakes make us ever-so-endearing, and that perfection is overrated!

7 comments:

  1. Best of luck, Ashley... I'm so happy for you having this new job (now send me some good vibes so I get one please) ;) And yep to the prettiest in the room thing...

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  2. I know the feeling.. Wish you all the best for your first day!!

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  3. Learning to accept our flaws is such a big step. It's hard, though, and trips me up all the time. I hope your first day is going wonderfully. :)

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  4. Hope your first day was successful. I'm always nervous when I start at a new place...for the first month, at least! I have that desire to prove myself as well. Perfectionism - it's a pesky thing.

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  5. It'll all be fine! Good luck for the new start!

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  6. Ooh, yes, how did it go? Perfection definitely is overrated. If a new colleague joined and nailed it, I would definitely be suspicious! Awkwardness rules :)

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