You Are Worthy

YOU AREWORTHY

 

First off let me start off by apologizing because I made a mistake. I took a hiatus, I didn’t post about it, I just kind of stopped writing here. I can give you all the reasons that this happened but it doesn’t matter what the reasons were, I just should have communicated that I wouldn’t be writing for awhile.

I wondered if I would get back to my blog. A part of me wondered if all this time I put into was really worth anything, I don’t get paid for it, I’m not sure if anyone really reads it, and now that I’ve lost my momentum, what’s the point?

See when I make mistakes or when things don’t turn out to be my idea of “successful” I run and hide. I avoid thinking about whatever I was working on because I feel ashamed it didn’t work and I start to distract myself with other things.

But here’s what I’m trying to learn. I am worthy enough to make mistakes. I am worthy enough to keep trying. I am worthy enough to do something I enjoy even if it doesn’t make a difference to anyone. I’m worthy enough simply because I am.

I wonder how many times as mothers we put ourselves down when we make mistakes, dismiss all of our efforts the minute we lose it and yell at our little ones, minimize the importance of our work in the home because it doesn’t bring in money, lather ourselves in guilt when we can’t “have it all.” How much time do we invest into making our children feel worthy while we demean ourselves and place ourselves inferior because of mistakes or judgments from others?

Here’s an important reminder- your worthiness does not lie within motherhood. It’s simply within you. It was there before you child was and there before you had a career. You’re worthy whether or not you pushed out a baby. Whether or not you have a degree. Whether or not you’re pretty, or patient, or penniless. You are worthy even when you yell, even when you feel like you want to get in the car and drive away forever, even when you’re not sure you’re doing your best.  You’re worthiness is within you all the time, it’s up to you to realize it’s there and start owning it

When you recognize your worthiness so many positive things happen. You can –

  • Take responsibility for mistakes without shame
  • Pick yourself up and try again
  • Ask for what you need and want
  • Recognize the difference between a sacrifice of love and being a martyr
  • Demand respect and recognition from others
  • Give the best parts of yourself without fear of failure
  • Realize what is not worth your time, energy, and effort

 

So when you feel yourself starting to tear yourself down with shame, insecurity, and fear remember- you are worthy, simply because you are. Now start acting like it.

Categories Inspiration

10 thoughts on “You Are Worthy

  1. mamasweethometeam July 26, 2016 — 9:08 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Sometimes when I look at my blog stats I wonder why I do why I do. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only one reading my blog.

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    1. Thanks! I think it feels like such a pointless process at times when I think about my overall goals but I know its given me sense of purpose that I needed so I have to keep at it. You should too!

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  2. This is such a great reminder and really mirrors what I have been feeling today. Thank you for posting. ❤️

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    1. Thanks so much Shortsweetmom! Its encouragement like this that keeps me going!

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  3. I love this. I have been there several times. Especially since I had my son, some days i feel i am not worthy of certain things. Its great to hear your words of encouragement.☺💪

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    1. Thank you Trishawna! Sometimes I think moms are the hardest on themselves and we need to change that, we are doing important work and even though we aren’t perfect we are who we are meant to be and that is worth a lot!

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  4. Great post. Even if people don’t leave a comment, you never really know how it may impact someone for good! Thanks for the encouragement.

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  5. I need to remind myself of this, too. You just have to keep plodding along, working on the things that are important. I’m dropping in from your guest post on Motherly Adventures.

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    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement Kerry 🙂

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  6. Now, I’m not a mother or anything, but I totally agree with your post. Everyone needs to start having more confidence in themselves.
    However, for me as a writer, I do believe that posts should be quality over quantity, and thus taking a break once in a while for new inspirations is fine and nothing to apologize about. Don’t be too hard on yourself!

    Cheers

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