“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. ” ~Anna QuindlenAs I sit in bed typing this, all cozied up with a hot cup of tea and my fuzz ball Maestro relaxing at my feet, I feel happy and at ease. I scan the room and see a couple of stacks of laundry that need to be put away. I recall that my daughter’s toys are still strewn across the house because I didn’t feel much like stopping to pick them up prior to my retreat to writing, my happy place. That can all wait. Sounds kind of normal, right? But, for me, this maintained mellowness in a sea of what could be perceived as chaos is a pretty big deal. You see, I’m a recovering perfectionist.