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 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.