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I was having a conversation with some event professional friends the other night about the "image of perfection" and it got me thinking a bit. As event designers and planners and people who are hired to make things go "perfectly", I understand wanting to put forth this image that EVERYTHING in your life - IS. PERFECT. period. We see this on social media {instagram, you're killing me} and even in our conversations about our businesses and success.

But let's be honest - perfection is rare.

Even if I am amazing at my job {which I am}. Even if the stars align and you are my dream client with the exact same vision as me {why wouldn't you, I have great taste}. AND THEN - a beam of sunshine hits our faces just right so our selfie comes out so amazing we {hardly} need a filter. {seriously #nofilter?}

I'm in no way saying I don't want to be or aim to be the best I can be and do the best I can do every single day. "Perfection" is wrapped in feelings of perfectly placed, matching, nothing out of order, no coffee stains, no pimples, no bad hair days, and no accidents. But perfection in my world is about creating joy. It's dealing with all the imperfection so that all my client sees and feels IS perfection, or as close as we can get to it with as much joy {and laughter/happy tears} as possible throughout.

I find great joy in the moments that I know weren't perfect, but everyone else thinks were...

My bride's toasting flute broke before the reception but I always carry gorilla glue so she didn't know and when she clinked glasses with her new spouse and the top didn't fall off, I WAS SO HAPPY. And so was she.

Perfect moment? Not exactly. Did it matter? Not a bit. 

So today I encourage you to think about how you can strive for joy, not perfection. And if you need a little help with that, I encourage you to give me a call