01 August 2014

Why I'm Enough. #imEnough

*Many thanks to The Mrs. Band for sponsoring today's discussion and reminding me that I'm enough!

Why are women so darn hard on themselves? I find myself being overly critical about every. little. thing. Especially after this past week when I couldn't seem to pull myself out of that funk I was in. I caught myself beating myself up over how poorly I was eating, how I was Mothering, how terrible of a friend I was being lately by not keeping in touch, skipping workouts, and not being as supportive to my Husband as I should have been. The list really goes on and on.

Before you go any further into this, do me a favor and watch this video, it will explain what has prompted this post. (but grab some tissues first!...fair warning!)

Self-doubt is one of the biggest and most crippling things we can do to ourselves because it's ridiculously hard to pick yourself back up when you find yourself swallowed deep into the dumpster. You know? And the truth is that a lot of what us women do on a daily basis goes unnoticed. Heck, I even take it for granted sometimes, and it's easy to feel like we just aren't doing enough. Like we just aren't enough.

But seriously, enough is enough is enough.... let's all stop and take a minute to realize why we ARE enough.

I'm Enough because I work hard at running a business & a blog so that I can help my family financially.

I'm Enough because I put my personal wants and needs aside the majority of the time, so that I can care for and be there for my kids.

I'm Enough because despite my flaws, I try very hard to be a good wife. A sister, daughter and friend.

I'm Enough because I have found motivation deep down, to really try and be healthier. It's a slow-going process, but I'm trying.

I'm Enough because of all of the things I've let go of to be a better person, and to live a more fulfilling life.

It actually feels really good to say all of that. I feel like a lot of times we don't give ourselves nearly enough credit. And sometimes when we say it out loud, it can feel like we're boasting. But really, we NEED to acknowledge our accomplishments, our sacrifices, and our triumphs. It's how we remind ourselves that what we're doing, and who we are... is more than enough.


The Mrs. will be releasing their debut EP this fall. And although the music may sound like what’s being played on pop radio right now, the lyrics tell a different story. As women in their late thirties/early forties, songs about teenage heartbreak and wild nights clubbing weren’t things they could relate to. They decided to write about their own lives - like the challenge of juggling a career, marriage, motherhood and friendships, while still trying to maintain their own identity.

The Mrs. sent me these decals and they have challenged and encouraged me to join the movement with this social media campaign -- to show that I am enough (even first thing in the morning with a puffy face and no makeup!)

Now it's your turn! Take a selfie in your mirror, post it to your social media channels and tag it with the hashtag: #imEnough.


And seriously, watch this video if you haven't already.


19 comments:

Stefany T said...

This is so great. Women need to realize that no matter what, they are enough!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

You are absolutely amazing!

spiffykerms said...

Love this, and those stickers too. Would be great to surprise a friend and put it in her bathroom, too.

Susan said...

I've been sick for a week, like in the hospital, unable to be my happy, vibrant self for over a week. Watching this video just brought the tears out I needed all week! Thank you for sharing!!!

M. Mobery said...

So true. Sometimes I really struggle with this. I love this. Great post!

Betsy said...

this is an awesome post, and i love those mirror decals! they're so inspiring!

Kiara Buechler said...

You ARE! It sure made my week better getting to hang out with you THREE times!

Chelsea Olivia said...

I just LOVE this post.

Joelle Duff said...

Love this! I wish EVERYONE would realize that they really are enough, ourselves included! Fantastic post my dear - thanks for being an inspiration :) xoxo

Esther Ju*Lee said...

such an inspiring post! :) i seriously don't know how moms do it.

loveforlacquer said...

Such an inspiring and amazing post!

Gretchen said...

Yep, loved this video! Such an amazing campaign!

Cosmetic Sanctuary said...

This is an incredibly post and so inspiring! I'm sending this to several women I know so they can hopefully realize they are enough!

Rochelle Barlow said...

Oh, what a sweet video. I love what the Mrs are doing! I love that they're in their 30s and 40s and singing about their lives! How awesome are they!? I'm in love. I want those stickers and I want to give them to all my friends.

Rebecca said...

love this! Such wise and encouraging words. We all need to be reminded of this and set the standard! Proud of you girl!

Amanda Jillian B said...

Definitely made me tear up.

Kendall Rayburn said...

Yup, you're definitely enough - and you're definitely awesome :)

Brittany Hastings said...

I struggle with this too and I think all women could use these reminders. Love this post!

Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz said...

So much awesomeness in this campaign + post! I'm so super glad you're apart of it. Love you, friend!!!!