Welcome to Perfectly put together
My name is Ellie Farrow and I think I should start by saying that I am by no means ‘ perfectly put together.’ I’m an over thinker and a daydreamer, with a little touch of melodrama. But throughout my life, i’ve realised things about myself that I would never have learnt if I didn’t strive for the idea of perfection. I am a perfectionist, i’m aware of this, but along the way i’ve discovered that things don’t need to be perfect for me to feel perfect.
Perfect is a tricky word because people will always say “well nobody is perfect,” and I guess to some degree that is true. We do all have our flaws, but I guess what I am saying is that it is more about being perfectly happy even with them - and that is the message of Perfectly Put Together.
So welcome to my mind, and remember - Stay Perfect, Messy People
My On-going Battle with overthinking
I get asked a lot about the title of my blog, with people wondering whether I have some misconceived perception of myself as ‘perfect’ even though that’s far from the truth! It actually strives from a longer piece of text, quoting “a perfectly put together mess.” The truth is you don’t have to look too deeply into my life, or writing, to understand the messy chaos that is my mind. A swirling mix of anxiety, with a severe need to overthink everything, my mind is a muddle of thoughts with as many ingredients as a long island ice tea – and bound to make me feel just as exhausted after indulging…