I definitely struggle with being a perfectionist. It’s so bad sometimes I doubt the work I create or I can altogether stop myself from creating.
This photo is from a project that never got completed last year because of my struggle with perfection (@thisjessicatorres takes full control over my wardrobe btw😱😁😂). But I decided to edit the unfinished footage and create something with it anyways and it is now live on my YouTube channel: 🎥YouTube.com/StephanieNadia
This year I have been learning more and more how to just be satisfied with what I deem as imperfections and being ok with things not coming out as I envision them. I realized the more I do this, the more I grow and the more I discover. Of course, this doesn’t mean I won’t strive for excellence instead, it means I will take more time fully enjoying the journey as I aim for excellence.
The current surprise project I have been working on (see my highlights if you have no idea what I am referring to) definitely challenges me in this area! On so many levels, you have no idea! God is at work in my little ol’ creative heart. I have cried while working on this series, battled so many thoughts of self-imposed unreasonable standards and media imposed definitions of beauty, while all the while trying to create something that counters that culture.
My hope is I do it justice and my vision speaks. I hope it will inspire you and move people. I hope it stirs up conversation and supports cultural change. I hope it changes the standards we set for beauty and welcomes body positivity.
I can’t wait to share it all with you! Make sure your post notifications are turned on on instagram and you are subscribed to my youtube channel so you get notified once it’s released! In the meantime, check out the new not so perfect video on my channel 😊.