This blog may be more of a reminder for myself then anything else, but I shall share either way as maybe someone out there may relate.
I have to say that I am most likely harder on myself than anyone else could ever be. I have a habit of picking out every little thing that could possibly be wrong with myself, and never thinking I have accomplished enough weather it be work, personal, physically or even socially. Even when I reach a goal or make a dream a reality, I am not satisfied and am on to the next thing. I stress if things aren't my idea of perfect.
Lately I have decided to tell myself every day that I am enough. I have enough,I do enough and I have come so far, that it's time to give myself the recognition I really deserve! If other people can tell me they are proud of me and my accomplishments,then why can't I tell myself that??
I had my first child,built a house and got married all at the young age of 18. I have put myself back to school to educate myself three times with two young children and a husband who works away from home % 90 of the time and I worked two jobs!!..Heck I even earned myself top marks in nursing school!
I have a fantastic job,beautiful healthy children, a nice home,close friends and a husband that loves me no matter what weight I am..And let me tell you I have weighed everything from 250lbs when I delivered my daughter down to 147lbs and everything in between.
I have earned myself stretch marks, cellulite,not so perfect hair days,and some lovely hormonal acne once in awhile. I have good days and days where I feel quite down and and totally exhausted!
I have made mistakes (lots!) And that's perfectly okay because that's how we learn and grow.
I am 30 years old and I can finally say that it's okay to be imperfect. It's okay to have acne and stretch marks and bad days. I have worked my butt off to get where I am today and I am happy with the woman that I have become.
I am imperfect, and I am enough...
If you are reading this
and remember you are enough!