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Sometimes I feel absolutely overwhelmed with all the things I have to/want to do daily/weekly/monthly/yearly. I have to/need to/want to pray, take good care of myself and my family, spend quality time with DH and DD, spend time with family and friends, cook healthy and delicious meals, clean, organize, declutter, homeschool, learn new things, read, knit, make cards, exercise, go to church, travel, go to the cinema, go to museums, take DD to the park, do volunteer work, decorate... And the list goes on and on.
Someone once called me a perfectionist. I thought that person was completely mistaken. A perfectionist? Well, I had to go to the dictionary to see if I really knew what a perfectionist is. The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English says that a perfectionist is: 1. person who believes that moral perfection may be attained, that it is possible to live without sinning; 2. (colloq) person who is satisfied with nothing less than what he thinks to be perfect.
Well, I surely know that we're not perfect but «I press on toward the goal. Maybe I'm a perfectionist because I'm never satisfied with what I'm doing. But when I feel like that, I sit quietly and pray. And I immediately stop feeling overwhelmed.
By the way, for those of you who cannot understand a word in Portuguese, the name of my blog, Prossigo para o alvo, means I press on toward the goal, and the description is Philippians 3:12-14.