Stacey Loscalzo

Jul 22

Perfect

by Stacey

IMG_2552The other day, I was reading one of my favorite sites, A Mighty Girl, and stumbled upon this fantastic quote.

“The thing that is really hard and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”

I’m a bit unsure as to he source but I’m thinking Anna Quindlen. As I read the quote I thought immediately of two recent pictures of Katherine… the one above and this one.

IMG_2554And I began to realize that Katherine feels like she is perfect, right now.

I wonder if Caroline ever felt this way? Have I? Is it youth or is it personality?

Do I have the mammoth job of keeping Katherine’s sense of self exactly where it is right now? A job that will have me fighting with all my strength against the media and culture and friends and boys.

Or is this just who she it? A girl who is comfortable in her own skin. A girl who loves googles and cotton candy and isn’t afraid to show it?

I suppose only time will tell and for now, I am going to enjoy the ride.

4 Comments

  1. Jen Robinson says:

    I agree that only time will tell. But I think it’s great that she’s so comfortable in her own skin right now. It’s a real gift. I especially like the second picture. As for me, I love that my daughter can say (at 3) with perfect confidence “everybody loves me.” But I don’t know of any way to keep her feeling that way. 

  2. Shana Norris says:

    I really like that quote. And I totally agree with it. I have a very confident, strong-willed 8 year-old daughter and I wonder those same things about her.

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