iStock_000003356644XSmallI’m on a mission to fall/fail.

I’ve been noticing lately how much energy I spend trying not to trip, slip, shake, or stumble. I don’t want to look bad. I want to have it all together. I want to be neat and presentable, all wrapped up in a bow.

No more.

This week I’m gonna wear that orange scarf, even if it clashes. I’m gonna tell someone I don’t agree. I’m gonna read a book when I should be doing something “productive.” I’m gonna dance while carrying an expensive glass bowl. I’m going to let myself be a rotten writer, selfish lover, and bad mother.

Oh, and I’m going to admit that I like donuts, John Denver’s music, and glitzy musical theater.

Anyone else out there spending too much energy trying to keep up appearances? If you have tips for letting go, I’d love ‘em!