It's a Secret of Adulthood -- admittedly, cribbed from Voltaire: Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
Be Gretchen! Just in time, I remembered not to let the perfect, fantasy Gretchen crowd out the actual, real Gretchen (who really dislikes making those kinds of plans).
Along the same lines, I remind myself that the 20-minute walk I take is better than the 3-mile run I never start; having people over for take-out is better than never having people to an elegant dinner party.
Have you faced this, in your own experience -- where the perfect can interfere with the good?
Here's a photo of me recording Better Than Before. That pillow? It's to muffle "stomach noises." Sheesh!
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