Perfection is evil. It’s something so many of us have fallen into the trap of trying to attain. We often think of it as a strength, but perfection is so very bad because it’s unattainable and it stops us from doing the really amazing things we should be doing.
I’ve waged a life long battle with the need for perfection…but I’ve been making great strides to ditch it. To just get in, do what I want, fail sometimes, learn from those failures and keep going. I think having children has changed me. I want my sons to see that it’s okay to fail, that failure is just a step along the way to success.
Today is release day for my space opera romance, AT STAR’S END. This is one of those books I’d always wanted to write, but kept telling myself I shouldn’t. It is romance but it is also jam-packed with action, adventure, danger and lots of fun. It’s a big galactic treasure hunt for the last remaining fragment of the Mona Lisa.
The heroine of the story, Dr. Eos Rai, is also a women shedding her lifelong view of being perfect and doing what’s expected to live her dream. She wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and find Star’s End – the supposed resting place of the Mona Lisa. In the story, she has to step outside her comfort zone, reevaluate her beliefs and realize (with a little help from a rogue treasure hunter) that she needs a little more adventure in her life.
I think we all need more action and adventure in our lives.
Whether it’s the little things like shaking up your routine, singing to music at the top of your lungs or grabbing an action adventure packed book. Or the bigger things, like planning that dream overseas trip or finally deciding to take action on you one big bold dream. We could all do with forgetting about that unobtainable dream of perfection and dive into our own amazing adventure!
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