Perfectionism has always been a weakness of mine and has caused me to struggle internally through the years. At times, it also has caused me to externalize my feelings in unproductive ways towards others through the years, as well. I knew this was always a problem for me, but it has become increasingly apparent since I have had children and have witnessed them interact with the world. There's nothing like seeing your worst trait manifested in a child, and in my case, my oldest son.
Granted, I am much better than I used to be but I still have my moments, depending on the day, where I struggle. I am trying to be supportive to my son, knowing how not helpful some of things my parents used to say to me were and, yet, still holding him accountable and helping him navigate the world.
Being "Present over Perfect" feels particularly important in my life right now as I balance working fulltime with motherhood and everything else that comes along with life. I just have to be patient with myself and remember that I am a work in progress, which is sometimes easier written than put into action.