Progress not Perfection

Progress not Perfection | Bianca Dottin

This week has been a whirlwind. So much has been going on in our lives lately that it’s honestly been hard to keep up. We’re in the middle of trying to find our first home to purchase while I’ve been juggling the blog, Mamas of The NICU, and still trying to spend time with my family.

I was so stressed out this week that my anxiety has been out of control. Last night while my husband and I were talking, I realized something. We’ve been chasing the wrong thing this entire time. We’ve been focusing on trying to find the perfect home for our family. All along we’ve been focusing on the wrong thing. Whatever home we live in will be perfect because we’ll have each other. I realized that we need to focus on progress not perfection. Buying our first home is a major step for us especially after all that we’ve been through with Tristan in the last year. It’s a major milestone in our lives that we’ve worked so hard for and we should be proud that we are working towards reaching this goal.

Waiting until something is perfect could be the biggest mistake you could ever make. Trust me, I know. Forget about the nerves or anxiety you might be having about something and take the risk. Sometimes a little anxiety can be good. It’s so easy to beat ourselves up when things don’t go our way but we have to remember how far we’ve come on bad days. Focusing on your progress instead of everything being perfect is the key.

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24 Comments

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    Amber Myers
    02.23.18 at 7:35 pm

    You look so pretty in this. I love your skirt!

    I never try to go for perfection. That can get so draining. I like your attitude!

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    Sarah Bailey
    02.23.18 at 8:30 pm

    I hope your anxiety gets better, especially now you are changing your focuses a little.

    I have to mention that skirt it is just beautiful!

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    02.23.18 at 11:08 pm

    I’ve tried for years to find perfect, and was met with unhappiness many times. Progress is the way to go! It’s a great focus. Good luck on your home search!

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    Anshika Juneja
    02.24.18 at 6:18 am

    Oh yes, a little anxiety is always good, it always push us to do good in our lives. And that skirt, omg, I just love it! I love the detaillng, color and the fabric!! I was looking for the same one. Which brand is this, i could not see it in the post.

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    Vian
    02.24.18 at 12:07 pm

    True, I agree with what you have said “whatever home we live in will be perfect because we have each other”. Chase for progress not perfection.. very well said! Thumbs up!

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    kim
    02.24.18 at 3:16 pm

    That pink is gorgeous on you!! And I love that phrase… totally agree!

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    Ruth I.
    02.24.18 at 6:54 pm

    Love the title! I agree, it is not about perfection, a progress is enough reason to keep doing it. Love the skirt!

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    DANA GUTKOWSKI
    02.24.18 at 7:55 pm

    Progress is attainable, but perfection is not. Definitely worth working towards what you know you can achieve.

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    Rosey
    02.25.18 at 10:28 am

    That’s a great look. I love those shoes! And I agree, any home the family is in, will be a happy one. 🙂

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    Heather
    02.25.18 at 2:43 pm

    Hope next week is calmer for you. Even if it’s stressful, you have an amazing outfit to wear!!

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    Joanna
    02.25.18 at 4:56 pm

    Indeed you should wait for the perfect house to come but you shouldn’t chose the first one you see either. I don’t know if perfection exists, but you do need to fall in love with the place before you buy it. I know I hated the first house I rented, and I couldn’t have seeing myself living there for more than a couple of months. But now I am in love with my home. It’s not perfect, but it’s beautiful and functional and I am happy to call it home.

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    Yonca
    02.25.18 at 9:02 pm

    You look nice ? I like the color of the skirt and loved your shoes!

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    LavandaMichelle
    02.26.18 at 1:17 am

    Aw, you look amazing! I love the skirt and I totally agree with your message. Perfection isn’t something we would strive for. Thanks for sharing!

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    Holly Hood
    02.26.18 at 3:57 am

    You go girl! You are rocking the outfit.

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    Falah Galib
    02.26.18 at 6:35 am

    Perfection can be a slippery slope. Waiting until something is perfect could very well have you missing out on what’s occurring right now, and set you up to feel like a failure over and over.

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    Angela Milnes
    02.26.18 at 7:47 am

    That dress is seriously so pretty on you! Those shoes are killer too.

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    Wanda Lopez
    02.26.18 at 12:16 pm

    Perfection is so deceiving. What it means to some is not what it means to others. I love the word progress and believe we find happiness in the everyday, even the messiness of the everyday, because that is more real than perfection. Good luck with your house search.

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    Jessica Taylor
    02.26.18 at 2:10 pm

    My mom always said that the house doesn’t make a home, the people inside of it do! There is no such thing as perfection, so jump on something you like and turn it into something you love.

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    David Elliott
    02.26.18 at 4:30 pm

    You look great. And I really do love the skirt on you. It’s a great color. I agree with you so much that we cannot just caught up with looking at the end goal and call ourselves a failure because we are not there yet. It’s a process and we have to be happy with the progress through the process we make.

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    Jessica T
    02.27.18 at 12:30 am

    I love that skirt! Anxiety is a terrible thing to deal with. My daughter is currently struggling with this and it’s awful. I’m glad you’ve decided to forgo perfection. It’s true home is where the heart is ❤️

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      Bianca Dottin
      02.27.18 at 2:25 am

      Anxiety is terrible. My daughter suffers from it sometimes too but she’s learning a few coping mechanisms that help her through it.

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    Kiwi
    03.01.18 at 5:30 am

    That skirt just pops! So vibrant, romantic and feminine I love it!

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