Story My best friend is a bit of a perfectionist. She was raised to be one, really. Her parents have always strictly enforced having a clean environment, getting everything done on time and done correctly on the first try. Her efforts are always admirable, and to be honest, she did an admirable job doing everything perfectly for years. Then, I met her in college, a semester or two after she’d done everything perfectly as a set routine. Quickly, college became more of a challenge for her than expected. Slowly, things stopped turning out perfect. Things weren’t going according to her plan. She found herself unable to balance everything the way she used to.