Today an email from Submissive Guide popped into my inbox that really resonated with me. It was about the strive for perfection and comparing yourself to others. This is something I struggle with on a daily basis, I see others tweet & blog their achievements and feel that mine are not as good. I forget that their life, their journey, is different, that their fears and struggles will be different to mine, that there will be things that I can do that they can't and vice-versa, that basically, we're all just different.
I try, I try my best, and that is what matters. Deep down I think I know that, but a past history of being told I'm not X, Y and Z enough has affected my ability to believe when people tell me that trying my hardest is all they ask. So I need to be kinder to myself; to repeat to myself that as long as I am trying my best that is all that can be asked of me. Eventually that will sink in, I hope, and I wont find myself looking at other subs and feeling negative about myself.