“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!