Being human means being imperfect, and that's okay.
You know that feeling where you've messed up and you know you have? Not too long ago, I added a new email address to my webiste at jamesmcneilauthor.com. My intention was to separate the email pertaining to the book, the t-shirts, and other related projects from my personal email.
That would have worked if it weren't for one small detail. It wasn't that I didn't set up the email correctly. In fact, I've been receiving emails that I had not seen because I was still monitoring my personal email for them.
Yesterday morning, I sent messages out to the (extremely patient) people who had emailed me at email@example.com to apologize. Thankfully nobody was a poor sport and everyone understood.
This is, sadly, life with a TBI. This is what it's like to deal with issues that affect daily life.
If you deal with issues like this, you know how it feels to have to apologize. Maybe you didn't miss emails because you forgot. Maybe you missed an appointment because you were ill, or maybe you weren't able to hang out with friends or something similar.
Today I'd like to remind you of a truth that I'm still learning every day.
You are still human, and that's okay. That doesn't mean you're broken, and it doesn't mean you're a failure. It just means you're human. Take the time today and give yourself permission to be imperfectly human. This doesn't mean that we do not need to endeavor to improve, but it does mean we don't have to beat ourselves up when we have a bad day.
If you'd like to know more, check out Finding Your Personal Mission available on Amazon as well as The Inspirational Connection. The links to both of those as well more blog posts can be found at www.jamesmcneilauthor.com.