How are you? I am doing well and I hope you are too. There are so many changes going on behind the scenes that my only constant right now is change itself. It has given me a new perspective on so many things. I have blogged my way through everything- events, crises, victories and routine- that it only seems right that I blog through these new changes. So here is my guiding thought for today…

Beauty in imperfection/ OUATT

What do you think of when you read this? I love mismatched objects or a disorderly room or table. I love the lack of symmetry. How things aren’t where they are supposed to be. Just so. Precisely. Etc. That’s the photographer in me. But I also believe that if we could let go of that picture in our head of how everything is supposed to be ( a perfect picture of you, your work, your life), then everything gets more interesting. More real. In my life, I have noticed that when I am not dwelling on how my life should be, and move my attention to how it actually is, I am less fearful and more engaged and creative. Author Brené Brown’s book The Gifts Of Imperfection: Let Go Of Who You Think You’re Supposed To Be And Embrace Who You Are is a book I would recommend if you want to explore this topic further. I would also love to hear from you. What are your thoughts on this? Do write in and have a wonderful day!

Image credits: Studio Collectivitea


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  1. Meera

    Love Brene Brown’s work. There is definitely something to letting go of how we think things should be and just letting them be. I like to think I am comfortable with imperfection, maybe even deliberately allowing for imperfection. But therein lies the contradiction. “Deliberately allowing” means I am still choosing a different type of perfection. One where I have created and therefore control the narrative on the imperfection. Made progress in leaps and bounds professionally on this topic. Its in everyday family life that I still need to work on this.

    1. Collectivitea Post author

      Hi Meera, good to hear from you. When you put it that way, “deliberately allowing”, I guess I am guilty of that too- if it looks good through a camera lens, I am okay with it :).