Enough.

I am a restless person.

I have a hard time staying in the moment and appreciating what’s mine.

I’m always looking forward.

Always on the move...just like the birds

Always searching for the next big thing.

Always yearning for more.

More knowledge. More adventures. More perfect parenting skills.  A more fabulous reflection. A more prestigious address. More, more, more.

It’s enough to drive a person crazy (not to mention the people stuck living with said lunatic).

So this year, I’m going to try to erase “more” from my vocabulary.

This year, I’m going to focus on a different word: Enough.

I have enough. I try hard enough. I look good enough. I. Am. Enough.

I may never have a 5,000 square foot McMansion with sparkling granite counter tops and gleaming floors, but my house is good enough. It’s home, and I love every messy square foot.

I may continue to stumble my way through this parenting gig, getting more things wrong than I do right, but I’m the only mom my kid’s got, and as far as she’s concerned, I’m more than good enough. I’m the best mom she’s ever had.

I may never get my size six body back, along with its string bikini-ready stomach and tight thighs, but I’m still fighting the good fight, and my husband still thinks I’m more than beautiful enough.

I may never have a corner office with gleaming windows and a staff that rushes to do my bidding…but then again, I might.

It will all come in its own good time.

And trying to rush life? Never works.

Now, I’m not saying I’m giving up. I couldn’t if I tried.

But I am going to focus on the here. The now. The beautiful life that surrounds me and the gorgeous people who love me.

And that? Is enough.

I. Am. Enough.

Inspired by Kick In The Blog’s latest prompt: One Word to Guide the New Year.

6 Comments on Enough.

  1. Meagan
    January 4, 2013 at 10:55 am (3 years ago)

    Enough is a great word. It’s the key to being happy with where you are at. It doesn’t mean you can’t work toward more, but it means appreciating.

    And in regards to the McMansion, it’s just more to keep up. More to clean. More to heat and cool (which means higher bills). Sometimes bigger isn’t always better.

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  2. gigi
    January 4, 2013 at 1:45 pm (3 years ago)

    You and I are taking the same approach to 2013. My word is BE – and my post is very similar to yours in terms of just trying to live today and not think ahead too much :)

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  3. wendy
    January 4, 2013 at 11:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Good God, Amber. You are fabulous.

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  4. charlotte
    January 5, 2013 at 4:33 pm (3 years ago)

    I love this. Sometimes we have to take a moment and reflect on all that we DO have to realize that life is perfect just as it is. As you said, we can drive ourselves crazy thinking of the many things we’d love to add to our plate, but those things don’t enrich our lives the way friends and family do.

    Happy new year to you, sweet one. Hope 2013 is a beautiful year for you. Xoxo

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  5. Jackie
    January 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm (3 years ago)

    I have to say that is more than enough!

    Why do we spend so much time trying so hard to do more, have more, be better parents, wives, and friends?

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  6. Lady Jennie
    January 8, 2013 at 1:32 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh my gosh, we are so much alike!

    (love the birds)

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