Fixed. The state of something improved. Many people have told me that one of my strengths is that when I notice something in myself that I want to change, I set my mind to improving it. I'm committed to the process of growth because I believe I'm on a journey with God in becoming my truest, healthiest self. But... there's another part of me that balks at the idea of remaining static, that fears feeling like a failure and wasting my life if I'm not living up to my potential (that vague threshold no one can define).
A motley combination of Buzzfeed personality quizzes, neatly filled-in coloring books, and anecdotes from my childhood Sunday School teacher (who told me I always requested to sit in a chair instead of on the ground with the other kids so I wouldn't get my dress dirty) inform me that I am, in fact, a perfectionist. … Continue reading buried talents