“Perfectionism is the exhausting state of pretending to know it all and have it all together, all the time. I’d rather be a happy mess than an anxious stress case who’s always trying to hide my flaws and mistakes.” ~Lori Deschene “That’s not how you do it!” I slammed the door as I headed outside, making sure my husband understood what an idiot he was.
He’d made the appalling mistake of roasting potatoes for Thanksgiving instead of making stuffing. He was cooking while I studied, trying to make sure I got a semblance of a holiday.
We lived away from our families, and I had exams coming up. I was on the verge of losing it most of the time—and he was walking on eggshells.