December 4, 2016, 6 comments

You are enough

Categories: Creative Happy Life, Popular

I’ve had a few conversations this week that have made me reflect on my journey with blogging, facebook and instagram. It’s made me realise just how far I’ve come in the last couple of years and how I’ve been able to change through those years to get to where I am now.

My social media and blogging journey started with Instagram. I started using Instagram a lot when I first got sick because I discovered that it gave me a way to socialise and connect with people when I wasn’t able to physically do this. In all reality Instagram helped to keep me sane!

I remember in those early days it was really hard for me to share about myself. I used to hate getting comments on my photos and I’d procrastinate for days with replying to them! Being open and connecting with people sent me into a tail spin! I was so scared of being judged, I suppose I was ashamed of who I was.

When I started blogging I made a conscious decision to not blog about my illness. At the time I justified it as wanting to focus on something else but I later realised that it was because I was ashamed of my illness, that I was broken. I felt like a failure. I wasn’t perfect.

It took me 3 or 4 years to get to the point where I’m able to post on Instagram and Facebook daily and blog weekly. Before this I just couldn’t do it – it just wasn’t possible. To be honest with you I was harsh on myself because I wasn’t doing all the marketing things that the gurus said I “should” be doing.

Somewhere along the way I came to realise that whatever I could do was enough. And whatever I wrote and whatever images I shared were enough. It didn’t matter if they weren’t perfect. I didn’t matter if I wasn’t perfect.

Whatever I could do was enough.

I was enough.

I want you to know that you are enough too. Whatever you’re able to do in enough. Don’t beat yourself up because you’re not doing what everyone else says you should be doing. It’s okay that you’re photos aren’t gorgeous and your writing has spelling mistakes because it’s enough. You are enough.

You’re wonderful and amazing just the way you are.

With love, Lynda.

Comments

6 responses to “You are enough”

  1. Gaye says:

    I agree Lynda, whatever we can do through adversity or otherwise is enough, and accepting changes in our personal circumstances is a part of it. How often do we “torture” ourselves because we can’t do what we used to when we can view “tough times” as growing pains.
    Thank you for sharing the thoughts.

  2. Lynda Rennick says:

    You’re most welcome Gaye. 🙂

    We’re so hard on ourselves sometimes, in a way we never would to our friends. A little bit of self love and acceptance can go a long way.

    With love, Lynda.

  3. Andrea says:

    Lovely post, Lynda. Thank you! I have been thinking alot about self acceptance lately as well. Since I’ve been making a conscious effort to love and accept my flaws, everything has started to click into place.
    I always enjoy reading your blog and love your chunky, natural style!

  4. Lynda Rennick says:

    You’re welcome Andrea. It’s great to hear that a little bit of self love is helping you.

    With love, Lynda.

  5. cheryl says:

    Balancing Life whether it be one created in Real Life or one conceived in a DigItal World should not be challenging sadly It often is
    However, as Life itself attest the Battle of Balance ,for me, is really about living my life with integrity and authenticity . …
    The fascinating thing Lynda I found that it took the imbalance I created in my Digital world to understand the true connection possible between the widely varied selection of spirit filled souls that inhabit my world
    Thank you for being here ((((Lynda))))
    Yes I /WE ARE/ AM enough

  6. Lynda Rennick says:

    You’re a gem Cheryl! 💛💛💛

    With love, Lynda.

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