Do you see the sidebar over there? Those nifty little tiles and the list below? They’re not advertisements. Those are the folks I read. Every chance I get (which honestly is probably in the bathroom). The ones I return to when I want to nod my head, laugh until I’m swallowing my own tears, or stretch and grow.
I wanted to make sure you saw them, noticed them. Clicked through. Because each of them will say something you need to hear, when you need to hear it.
Earlier this month, it was my friend Story who wrote exactly what I needed (and not necessarily what I wanted) to hear.
I’ve been having a bit of a crisis of self these last few weeks and if I’ve been quiet, it’s because I’ve been spending more time centering on the tangible things I love. Yarn. Bach. Lesson plans and curriculum development. My family. Lingering phone conversations with friends. Slamming my feet into the pavement and sneaking ever-so-close to my 5K goal.
So if you’ll indulge me, I’d like to borrow my friend’s words. I hope you’ll click through to read her whole piece, because it’s the kind of writing the internet needs more of. It’s the kind of friendship the internet needs more of.
From “For the days when you don’t feel good enough” by Story of Sometimes It’s Hard
… You hear in your head the voice that says “but that doesn’t really mean me. If they knew what I looked like on the inside, they would see how I’ll never be enough.”
I know. Me too. Me too.
Doubting yourself isn’t a fault. Feeling disappointed and discouraged isn’t a fault.
Feelings are never a fault.
Be who you are, mama. Be the imperfect, messy, tired, insecure, people pleasing, grouchy, angry, overachieving, ULTIMATELY LOVEABLE person who you really are…
I’ll have more to say about the freedom Story’s words gave me to look inside my discomfort and find myself again…when the words finally decide to make themselves known. But for now, her words are enough. I am enough. Unfinished and messy, I am loved.
Please click through and read the rest of her post. I actually printed it out, folks. Seriously.