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February 1, 2017

For the Woman who Thinks She’s Not Enough.

 

To the woman who doesn’t feel like she is enough.

You are. You are strong, sincere, and have everything you need.

Girls can be catty; don’t listen to what others say. Surround yourself with strong, independent women who will lift you even higher than you could go yourself. You deserve so much more.

To the entrepreneur who doesn’t feel like she is enough. 

You are. You have more heart and drive than most. You challenge the status quo. You aren’t afraid to create a life you know is possible. Yet the doubts creep in; you question your sanity for leaving a cozy nine-to-five job to pursue what’s in your heart. You are crazy—and that’s exactly why you are more than enough. Keep pushing, you’re on the edge of something absolutely spectacular. You are enough.

To the mother who doesn’t feel like she is enough.

You are. You are the held in such high regards by mothers everywhere, because we get it. Motherhood is self-sacrifice at its finest. It does not matter how the baby came into this world—natural, cesarean, medicated, adopted—you have navigated the rugged waters of adapting and adjusting. Flexibility is your key strength. And at night when you finally close your tired, weary eyes and question if you gave enough to those little loves tucked soundly in their beds, trust yourself. You are enough.

To the college student who doesn’t feel like she is enough.

You are. These four years, they will be over in the blink of an eye. Don’t try to rush it even faster. I see you holding down two jobs while taking a full load of classes and hitting the gym to blow off some steam. I see you staying up late studying and stressing over student loans. I see you get caught up in the social scene and lose yourself in trying to find yourself. Be you. Do you. You are enough.

We are enough.

The only thing that is standing in your way is yourself.

The key to unlocking our potential is digging in deep. Busting through the blocks that are holding us back. Ego has been creating stories and lies that we are not enough.

Hell, social media is telling us that we’re not skinny enough, smart enough, social enough, political enough, or good enough. More than likely, you have believed this myth for years. Maybe you have believed this for your entire life.

I get it. I’ve been there.

Focusing on ourselves is not selfish; it is essential to our well-being.

We deserve happiness—in faith, in love, in our career, in our life. Nothing will ever be worthy until we believe we are worthy. It is time.

We are enough.

 

Author: Kathryn Vigness

Image: Grant Porter/Unsplash

Editor: Sara Kärpänen

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