Do you ever second-guess yourself?
I know I do it all the time. Like when I was complaining about the fabric for the living room draperies that I had picked out. They ended up being slightly different in color than when I initially saw a sample of the fabric. Where previously I thought, ‘I frickin’ LOVE these’. Now I could no longer say that, in the immortal (paraphrased) words of the Dude,…’Those drapes really tied the room together, did they not?’
But, you know what? In the end, it really didn’t matter that the drapes were more of a golden hue when I thought they would initially show more of the reddish/earthy tones. Who cares? I made a decision. That’s what matters. They still looked nice. They still worked.
I’m a perfectionist. Which can really hold me back as I want everything to be perfect.
I’ve talked about this before in previous posts. And, I’ll say it again…NO-THING is ever perfect. Too bad! Doesn’t stop me from trying to still strive for the unattainable ideal-although I am getting better.
The problem with being perfect is that we expect not only every thing which happens to us, how we act and re-act to what happens around us as well as other people to be perfect. Which puts a lot of pressure on those people.
Make the decision. Then…let it go. No use crying over spilled milk.
Did the Dude’s attachment to his rug prevent him from getting on with his life? Although his life was fraught with problems already, he did ingeniously find another way to replace that rug with something even better albeit the under-handed circumstances–but that’s another story. You’ll have to see ‘The Big Lebowski’ to find out how he resolved his drug-I mean rug problems.
In the end, my choice in draperies got me a lot of compliments. And they have a design not unlike an oriental rug–with a rich paisley. And, I’m a sucker for anything with paisley. Along with the golden hickory floors, they make our living room glow with warmth which is of great comfort during the midwest’s long winters. In other words…they tie the room together.