My family and friends knowingly laugh when I say that I have a Type-A personality. I like to get things done, and I like to get things done a certain way.
As I’ve gotten older, and especially now with two young children, “Good Enough” works for me. Striving for perfect is great, but at some point, you do what you can, and let it go.
There was a woman I used to sew with, and we met in a quilting class. She was so focused on making sure her quilt would be absolutely perfect, that each seam would line up exactly, and needing a specific type of frame in order to finish the project….
Last time I checked, it was still uncompleted two and half years after the class was over.
You can envision the most beautiful, specific baby album you want, and devote countless of hours of energy, time, and money into creating a masterpiece that you will never finish because you are burned out, or you can put together what you can, with what you have and be content that it’s finished and ready to be enjoyed.
Your child will appreciate a finished album that s/he can flip through, rather than the one that is still floating around in your head and unable to be enjoyed.
Don’t get bogged down with the details. Start and rest assured that you can always go back and re-do any page that feels incomplete to you.
Done is better than perfect.