A little less perfect is where the internet (plus some folks in real life who know more than me, plus my own willingness to be less than perfect) helps me bit off more than I can chew in a given moment. It’s biting of more than I can chew, and equally so my willingness to suck, that have helped me grow (and equally important get anything done in life).

Without all those folks, whether in real life or behind the internet, I would have no business trying to plant a garden, backpack the sierras, or fix that plastic thingy covering the light on my car (which reminds me, I need to get on that). But it turns out, with everyones collective genius, I can get shit done with the best of ’em! Random shit, like Rit dying a synthetic skirt, or what to pack if you decide to hike 170 miles through the Sierras. But damn if being able to give all that a shot hasn’t made my life better. In addition it’s also made it messier and a little less perfect, but still definitely better. So, to everyone who has ever blogged about how they did what they did so I could do it (or at least try to do it) too—thank you!

And to anyone building on what I’ve done so you can build on it to inform whatever awesome thing you’re about to do—good luck. Also, totally give it a shot, and the collective genius of the internet is better than nothing! Way better.

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