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Perfectionist | About Me Monday | Dublin, Ohio Photographer

As you may have already guessed from a previous post about my cleaning habits, I am a bit of a perfectionist. Being a perfectionist has it’s pro’s and con’s.

Pro’s:

  • My house is pretty much always clean. This means that I don’t have to run around crazily every time someone suddenly is about to come over. It also means that I never have to do a ton of cleaning all in one day. I have a daily cleaning schedule that allows me to spread everything out over a week’s time.
  • I am very organized because I want everything to go perfectly as planned in my mind. I keep three calendars to help make this happen. I also have several to-do list’s to make sure I don’t forget about anything.
  • Being a perfectionist makes me a better photographer and drives me to keep improving.

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Con’s

  • I can be ultra critical of myself. I am patient with everyone else but I am not always patient with myself. I want to do everything perfectly the first time and when it doesn’t happen, I blame it all on myself. I have trouble giving myself grace.
  • It is difficult for me to ever truly relax or rest because I always have something on one of my to-do list’s that I should be doing instead. I can’t relax if something is out of place or needs to be done. Example: If ironing is on today’s list of things to accomplish, I can’t rest until it is done and I can’t go to bed if there are dishes in the sink.
  • It sometimes makes sessions and/or editing take longer. Example: I have to get every wrinkle out of the backdrop during a newborn session.

I suppose the hardest part of growing is identifying your weaknesses. Now if only I could get those perfect too.

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