Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Being Enough {Words for my Wednesday}

I haven't been very active with blogging as much these past couple of weeks, but I have been staying connected with my Instagram and twitter, for the most part. I've been sharing lots of random thoughts and quotes on twitter lately. And if you're a regular reader here, you know how much I love quotes and sayings! My tumblr is updated daily as well, lots of the time with great inspirational images and quotes. So I hope that you check out those social media sites during my main blog downtime. Here is one of the recent reblogs from my tumblr page:


There have been so many times in my life when I've felt that my best just wasn't ever good enough. We all have those days. We all go through those times. It's important that we have reminders that we ARE enough. 


During times of self doubt and feeling inadequate, I've always thought that writing can be a form of therapy. It's really a form of therapy for any emotion. It's a way to express your thoughts without speaking a single word. And it can make you feel better, much like talking it out with a really good listener. But with writing, no one has to even hear your words. No one has to read your words either. As long as you write them down, you're letting out your feelings, your thoughts, your secrets, whatever. Anything goes. It's way better than keeping those feelings all bottled up inside of you (I'm always good at doing that too). I used to write on plain binder paper, and then I would tear it up into tiny pieces. It felt good to do that. Knowing that you can write something down and then destroy it just kind of felt safe. It's a really good exercise, if you want to try it out some time. Trust me.

So those are the Words for my Wednesday. Kind of random, but that's exactly how I've been lately - all over the place with my thoughts!

Hope you've had a great week so far, and I hope the rest of your week is even better. 

Remember: You are enough. You are always enough. Don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise. 
And if you're going through a rough time, doubting yourself - just write it out!
Do you ever write in a diary or journal?





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18 comments :

Angela said...

So true! My writing is definitely my therapy. And I also have days where I feel my best isn't enough. Enjoy your little break. I'm taking one too.
Angela @ Time with A & N (retitled now to Trusting the Journey of Motherhood)

Kelly Michelle said...

Writing definitely helps with a lot of things, getting them out and on paper. Thanks for the encouraging words. :)

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

I don't really keep a diary, but I do collect tickets, cards, and clippings from newspaper and magazines. I do write down songtitles of songs I listen to often on certain days.

Amanda Lohrenz said...

Wow I love this post! So true what you say about writing being therapy. Something's can only be expressed with the pen.

katiecupcakes said...

Great advice! I just wrote in my journal yesterday for the first time in 6 months. It definitely helped me sort through some of my thoughts!

Memories for Life said...

What a great message for today! Yes, we all have those feelings from time to time.
You're so right about writing things down. Getting things off your chest in one form or another is always great therapy...and cheaper than a shrink :)

Amber Albright said...

Totally agree! Sometimes I'll scribble out a letter to someone and then tear it up. It sure does make me feel better! I sometimes "doodle" shapes and different things in my sketch pad too. :-)

Diann said...

Very true and it is still something I think we all struggle with from time to time!

Jamie H said...

This is definitely true. I remember as a teenager, when life was crazy and hormonal, I used to write at least once a day. I still write now, but not as much- however, when I do, I'm always blessed by it.

Cathy Carroll said...

Writing is definitely my therapy. I have always used it with my personal journaling. Good for you for stepping back for a while. I always find when I do that it gives me a fresh breath of air to be able to go on.

Natalia Khon said...

Fantastic quotes, Kim! It is something I needed to know, thank you for sharing :)

Jazmine Brown said...

I love this post because it's so relatable it's the exact same reason I stopped blogging for a while. It's similar to the way I explained what happened to me. It's nice to know I am not alone.

La Vie En May said...

Sometimes, we all need that reminder, especially when we are going through a lot of stress.

Kristin Aquariann said...

Wonderful words! I only wrote a few times in a diary and still held back when I was young - I had read too many books where a character's had fallen into the wrong hands. ;D

My Captivating Life said...

You should totally link up to my QUotography Monday posts! It is for quotes! I think you would love it! I could use some help promoting it too as I am a new blogger.

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

Great picks this week! I kept diaries for many years. I think with all of the social media out there now I tend to actually write things down less, but this is a great reminder. xo

Enzie Shahmiri said...

So true - I too like writing. Keeping up with creating new products, writing blog posts, marketing and everything else can at times get a bit overwhelming. I take time off and garden to clear my mind and renew my energy.

Hena Tayeb said...

I agree.. writing it out is very therapeutic.
While I do not keep a journal per se I do have one of those one line a day books.. and have been writing a line a day for the past four years. It's such a great thing.. I wish I had started it even earlier.