Wednesday, April 08, 2009


I don't think it's any secret that I'm a perfectionist. I'm never completely satisfied with any final product and I'm always analyzing and re-analyzing what I did, what I said, and what I wrote. I really wish I knew how to lighten up. I was discussing this with one of the people who launched the Cure CMD website in connection with the video I put together. She commented that she completely understands where I'm coming from because she too is "neurotic." I've always considered myself a perfectionist, not neurotic! However, she went on to define neurotic in the best of all definitions: driven, slightly manic and wanting to create positive change.

Well, when you put that positive spin on it, being neurotic doesn't sound like such a bad thing. So, I'm no longer a perfectionist .... I'm neurotic at its best!


For those who asked and who aren't on FB, Eric didn't win a single game at the chess tournament. They pair the kids in the beginning based on age and experience. After each game the kids are re-paired based on if they won or lost the previous game. They played four rounds. Of course, Eric being
a perfectionist neurotic like his mother, says he is never playing in another chess tournament again! But, of course .... he will.

Have a great day and stay tuned for a new blog look coming soon.


worthy said...

I think I'm something of a neurotic myself in that I rarely let anyone do anything else in relation to Sam, I find it hard to relinquish that 'mother' role to anyone, and have been known to sneakily check if things have been done correctly and admonish those who don't do things my way - even though I know there are different ways of doing things with the same result IYSWIM. Maybe it's just this life that makes us the way we are.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann-
I love blog, its come a long way since the last time I checked in
Glad to hear you had a good winter. Paige had RSV again and some asthma stuff, but we got ear tubes and so far (fingers crossed) they seem to be the answer. I am not sure where she picks this stuff up at, she is so tiny that I think that has something to do wth it.
Eric is getting so big!!!
Anyway- just thought I would drop you a line. I also found you on facebook...I am a facebook finatic!!
Kris :-)

shaffersouth said...

Ooooohhh! Pretty! That's a beautiful background. I know how you feel about the perfectionism/neuroses.