As a former perfectionist, I remember spending a ridiculous amount of time writing down big, lofty goals that described me 'crushing it' in the future. I wanted to win Oscars, Nobel Peace Prizes, be a Pulitzer Prize Winning novelist... all at the same time. Which is comical and adorable in how ambitious it is. But COMPLETELY unrealistic.
I am a 44 year old female with several university degrees. I've raised three children into adulthood, have owned a successful business for 13 years, am a writer for The Educators Room and the Huffington Post. I also have a children's book published. By my society's definition I am successful. Yet I don't see myself in that light.