Good enough

My New Year’s Resolution is simple. In 2015, I’m giving up inadequacy. 

I’m giving up on worrying that I’m not good enough, that I don’t do enough, that I’m not brave or disciplined or energetic enough. I’m giving up on measuring myself against others. I’m giving up on giving up. This year, I’d like to remember everything I have accomplished, and have fun doing the next things, without pressure. 

Just keep moving forward, and things look pretty good.
Just keep moving forward, and things look pretty good.

Of course, that’s going to be about as hard to stick to as any other resolution. But I’m committed. I am frankly BORED of feeling inadequate, and worrying about whether I’m on track to achieve my long-term goals, and despairing over how all the other moms are so much more together than me. (I know that’s a lie, anyway, even if all I actually see are their successes.) So my challenge for 2015 is to formulate a full and specific set of goals (I’m still working on the details; hey, the next 4 days will be the first chance I’ve had in weeks to actually take a moment), devise a time management plan that supports them, and then move forward with that plan – without beating myself up when the plan doesn’t quite happen.

My one little word for the year is enough. As in, I have enough. I do enough. I am enough. 

And if I only sometimes manage to remember this, and follow the plan, and be kind to myself?

Close enough.

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