waiting until it’s perfect? don’t forget your madness

Hey pretty,

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Lately I’ve been dancing the sad and torturous dance with perfectionism.

Like you, I have so many big dreams. I dream of speaking to you all. Sharing thoughts. Connecting. Inspiring. Being honest.

Yet, every time I go to share I just…don’t.

Do you ever experience this? You get an idea or have a desire. You know it’s good, like straight from the the real, unedited you good. You put a little elbow grease in it, develop it out a bit and then bam – you just let it fall flat without seeing it through?

You tell yourself, “It’s not good enough. It’s not ready yet. What if they can read between the lines and see all my mess? What if I fail? Yes, I should wait.”

Artists, creators, dreamers, and women – we all know what usually happens when we decide to “wait”.

So I say it’s high time we declare:

[Tweet “Perfectionism is so 1950s.Have at it if you want, but if you’re awake it’s time u add ur Madness.”]

Embracing the madness within will propel you into fresh momentum. I’m taking all of my  proverbial pretty boxes I packaged just so and adding my grit. So far, so good.

With this shift and my renewed commitment to showing up (and possibly my recent trip to Coachella), my muse has returned.  Please enjoy my latest written piece…

maddnes bw

So here’s to us: Our Mess. Our Light. Our Madness. Our Masterpiece.

With passion,

Mary C



2017-06-26T14:57:32+00:00 By |On Creativity|5 Comments

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  1. Jamie April 17, 2014 at 11:52 am - Reply


    Damn, that poem was amazing. You are amazing. Here’s to seriously embracing the madness. Love you.

    • Mary Catherine Shurett April 17, 2014 at 1:08 pm - Reply

      mmm mmm here here!

  2. Tara April 20, 2014 at 12:02 am - Reply

    HELL YES!!!! I needed to hear these words. This beautiful powerful truth resonates so deeply! You’re words DO inspire and have changed my life as you know!
    Keep shining your light 🙂
    Love you and miss you!

    • Mary Catherine Shurett April 21, 2014 at 10:19 pm - Reply

      Tara! so glad you popped by and said hello 🙂 I want to hear the latest with you!

  3. Rodger Barrus July 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    I can see you have high standards when it comes to your writing. It shows in your excellent writing. Thank you for your high standards.

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