I am Allison, the lazy perfectionist!
Translation – A lazy perfectionist is someone who hates doing things their not perfect at. Instead of trying, my fears of imperfection have held me back. This blog began as a written account of my pursuit to be courageous in those things I have always wanted to do–whether or not I do them perfectly! As time has passed, this blog has become so much more as I have shared my life, my running and of course, my travels!
I have been married for 16 years to my husband, Anson. Anson has a smart home automation installation business in Toronto. We have three fantastic kids who obviously never drive us insane and we currently live in Toronto, not too far from where we both grew up.
We haven’t always lived in Canada; but, have also lived in Tennessee and Malta, a small island in the Mediterranean. We have moved A LOT in the past 16 years; had a lot of changes; and experienced our share of grief and ups and downs.
When I decided I wanted to start a blog, I couldn’t think of a name, so I asked my very creative mom for help with a title. She quickly wrote back and said, “How about ‘The Lazy Perfectionist’?” I laughed and realized exactly how well she knows me. I asked my husband and sister what they thought of it and they both said it was perfect for me.
As life has barreled on, whether I was ready or not, I have been learning a lot about myself. I have learned that I have a brave exterior, but inside, life terrifies me. Deep down, I just want life to be perfect. Unfortunately, no one’s life is perfect (in spite of how they make it appear on social media!), and mine is no exception. I have almost started a blog many, many times because writing is something I really enjoy. Yet, I have never followed through with it because I was scared of what people would think! Not cool, right?!
So here it is — my lazy perfectionist life written down. This is for me — a place to chronicle my life as I strive to do those things I am not perfect at; a place to write about some things on my bucket list that won’t be easy for me to accomplish; and a place to share some things I love about my life!