“I am enough!. I am full of sparkle and compassion. I genuinely want to make the world a better place. I love hard. I practice kindness. I’m not afraid of the truth. I am loyal, adventurous, supportive and surprising. I am a woman. I am enough. I make mistakes, but I own them and learn from them. Sometimes I make lots of mistakes” – Molly Mahar
I found this today while I was searching for a new quote for my next guerilla art card. Haven’t heard about those? Check out my other blog: unearthedart.wordpress.com
I don’t know who Molly Mahar is, but someday I’ll look her up. Right now, all I know is this quote was something I needed to hear.
Who is that voice inside my head that tells me I haven’t done enough? That I can’t sit down to rest at the end of the day because I haven’t accomplished enough.
The voice that tells me my house should look better. My car should be nicer and cleaned out. My art doesn’t look right. I should look younger or wear makeup. That jeans aren’t okay everyday. And so on…
I think that the voice is a composite. I hear my Mom in some of it (and I hear myself repeating some of it to my kids). Some comes from media – advertisements, television, and movies.
The rest of the voice – I’m not so sure.
It sounds like me.
Should I tell myself to shut up? I’m “crazy” enough without walking around talking to myself all the time!
Telling myself to shut up doesn’t seem very kind. I think I need to be kinder to myself. Maybe I just need to change the message.
“I am good enough”
And now – a work in progress – just like me. Perfectly imperfect.
P.S. The fridge and pantry are still clean and tidy!
Visual artist playing with collage, assemblage and whatever else I imagine. Homemaker and homeschooling Mom of four children aged 10 to 24. Ready to fully embrace life and leave regret and fear behind. Each new day is an opportunity to love, create and live with intention...