The Makings of a Perfectionist: A Good Little Girl

Three times I learned that being a child wasn’t an option.

Photo by Vitolda Klein on Unsplash

From a young age, I felt guilty for being anything but immaculate. If I ever let myself slip, I was taught to view myself as weak and in need of punishment. It didn’t matter what others did, all that mattered was that I met my internal expectations for what it meant to be accepted by others, at whatever cost. After all…