This quote made me remember an instance in my childhood. I had to construct a big project for one of my classes. So I had made a detailed sketch of what I wanted to construct out of paper mache, but only halfheartedly worked on it. When it was done my mother could see that I was not happy with the results. She told me that, "you cannot excel at anything unless you know what mediocrity is first". I nodded and decided to restart my project again, but this time worked diligently. And even after it was finished, I would try to find areas for improvement every day. By the due date I was extremely pleased with the end result. I ended up getting an A+ for my project and won first place in a contest between all the classes in my grade.
I decided to choose with quote because I feel that I have let my lolita and himegyaru coordinations become mediocre over the last few months. I would not wear accessories or refrain from putting too much though into styling my hair. I was not unhappy with the result, but I knew I could do so much better. I had lowered my performance while my expectations remained high. Not to mention that I need to buy new work and house clothing as well since everything is extremely large on me.
So this month I will focus on raising my performance. I will study my Gothic & Lolita Bibles, Popteen magazines, and Ageha magazines for new make-up tips and coordination ideas. I will attempt to find my camera so that I can take pictures. And will buy new articles of clothing to replace the ones that no longer fits. I will rise to the occasion and not only meet my expectations; I will attempt to exceed them. I hope you ladies are able to be the best and do the best that you can this October too!
image from: Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated