You are Enough, a Million Times Enough

you are enoughYou are not perfect, but you are enough. You are not where you want to be in life, but you are where you need to be. You are not doing it all, but you are doing something and that is enough. In taking some time to realign myself last week, I learned that I alone am enough. I don’t have anything to prove to anyone. I am the only person I need to be good enough for. So my focus this week is to know who I am and know that it is enough.

You are not perfect, but you are enough. You are not where you want to be in life, but you are where you need to be.Click To Tweet

I never felt like I was good enough

Growing up I never felt good enough. I was either too chubby, too quiet, too lazy or not enough like “so and so”. I had a really hard time loving myself as a child and even as a teen. I’m sure most of that is due to the lack of love I’ve always felt. The people who were supposed to be my family treated me like a pawn, friends lost interest in me and nobody wanted to date me. I was pretty much a loner who stayed home, read books and watched TV. Then I hit 15/16 and started hanging out at house parties with tons of random people and older dudes. I started filling the lack of love in my life with booze, weed and one night stands.

Eventually I learned to love myself

When I went off to college, most of my friendships fizzled out and the party invites happened less and less. I poured myself into working a ton of hours, took a stab at church and bible studies, but nothing really made me happy. I finally realized that I had to take responsibility for myself and be the one to love me how I wanted to be loved. Eventually I learned to accept myself for who I am, flaws and all. I learned to embrace the things I was lacking in life and turn them into lessons. I had to tell myself over and over again, “you are enough and you are the only person you need to be good enough for”.

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Those old feelings creep back in

Every so often those feelings of self doubt and worry that I will never be enough creep in. I wonder if I will ever get on my feet enough to quit my day job and travel around working on my designs and living my dream lifestyle. Will there come a day when I can’t provide something for my little one because I don’t make enough money? Maybe I’m just not meant to be loved, giving all my love away but never getting it in return. Will Journee think I’m a good mom? Wondering if I’ll ever reach the standards and expectations that have been set.

Wondering if I'll ever reach the standards and expectations that have been set. #youareenough #selfloveClick To Tweet

You are the only person you need to be good enough for

Its a constant struggle, loving yourself. Check in with yourself. Are you staying true to yourself? Are you comparing yourself to others and the standards set by society? When is the last time you were good enough for yourself, not anybody else? At the end of the day it doesn’t matter what Dick, Harry or Sally have to say about the way you live your life as long as you feel you are living well enough for yourself. Tell yourself again and again. Write it on your mirror. YOU ARE ENOUGH. A MILLION TIMES ENOUGH.

Tell yourself again and again. Write it on your mean. YOU ARE ENOUGH. A MILLION TIMES ENOUGH. #youareenoughClick To Tweet

2 Replies to “You are Enough, a Million Times Enough”

    1. Awe thank you! I’m so glad you were able to connect with this post! You are absolutely enough!

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