I've spent much of my life swimming in details - it's the way I'm wired, my personality type being an INFJ. My 9-year battle with an eating disorder was nothing more than an obsession with details. I would critically assess every inch of my body, never looking at the whole - only parts. My eyes seemed to zero in on and magnify every imperfection.
Though my wiring hasn't changed, thankfully I have. Though, occasionally, I still find myself absorbed in details - I don't get stuck. I no longer have the desire or drive for perfection; I am human and will never be perfect. My shortcomings keep me close to Christ; I'd like it to stay that way.
My family laughs as I get ready in the morning because the bathroom light is always OFF. I don't want to see every new wrinkle and gray hair! Natural light is just fine, I like how it makes things look a little fuzzy. It's funny how this seems to carry over into my photography!
By the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. 1 Corinthians 15:10