When you aren’t enough.

When you aren’t enough.

When you are feeling like you aren’t enough I want to let you know something. It’s something that I’m constantly learning over and over again. Each time the knowledge sinks into my soul I think it’s something that I’ll never forget, but I still forget. I need a reminder.

You are enough.

I never thought I would be where I am right now, but I’m here, and it’s enough.

I never thought I was talkative enough to do what I do. I was always the shy, quite, bookworm growing up. I never imagined that people would listen to me, and I never imagined that I would want them to. I didn’t think I had anything worth saying. I grew up feeling like I wasn’t skinny enough or funny enough or interesting enough for anyone to want to be my friend or for anyone to care what I had to say. It wasn’t true.

I was enough and so are you.

I had my first relationship and I still didn’t think I was pretty enough, or sexy enough, or wanted enough, or loved enough. I started my business and I didn’t think I was smart enough, or motivated enough, or a good enough writer. But I did it anyway and I am good enough for one reason.

I show up.

I don’t let the not-enough’s keep me from trying. You shouldn’t either. If there’s something you want to do right now, do it. Believe in yourself. Believe in your worthiness. Believe in your inherent good-enough-ness because one day, maybe years from now, you are going to look back and you are going to see how worthy you truly were. How you were good enough in every way that matters.

Don’t waste minutes, hours, or days feeling like you aren’t enough.

You are, you are, you are, enough. I promise, and I want you to see that with my whole heart. Don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t pretty enough and don’t let anyone make you feel like you aren’t smart enough or lovable enough. You don’t have to change or be better, or fix anything about yourself to be worth total, complete, and unconditional love.

Unconditional love in every sense of the word.

Whatever you are right now is good enough to love. It’s worthy of love.  You are brave enough to make your dreams come true and to do that thing that you want to do. You don’t have to be more than you are. You don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to be anything but you.

And that is enough.

That is more than enough.

4 Comments

  1. March 22, 2013 / 4:50 pm

    Right there with you, girl. It wasn't until my late 20s that I started feeling an inkling of enough-ness. Of course I still struggle from time to time, but now I see that I was always enough. Even when I was the quiet, shy kid with poodle-perm hair :P

  2. March 22, 2013 / 10:18 pm

    True words! Thank you for being brave enough to share them :-) My favorite…'your good-enough-ness!' LOL YES!

  3. jeimy
    March 23, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    Thank you.

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