It’s Saturday night.
I’ve had toast for tea, am watching the Britain’s Got Talent final and am simultaneously searching on the fabulous My Fussy Eater website to get meal inspiration for my own fussy eater, Noah.
I know what you’re thinking – she knows how to LIVE!
I also just said to Jay my husband;
“I need to be better next week. I need to cook better meals, get more work done. I need to start doing pregnancy yoga and sort my energy levels out. I just need to be better.”
Which poses the question – why don’t we ever feel we’re enough? Because I can guarantee our children believe we are.
And they’re right.
As mothers – we’re educators. We’re chefs (if being skilled at hiding veggies in pasta sauce counts.) We’re nurturers and carers. We’re the laundry service, the transport. For crying out loud we’re the entertainers! (And yes, sometimes it IS ok to stick Peppa Pig on for seven eps in a row.)
But more than that, we’re the comfort, the security. We give unconditional, never ending, would die for you love – even on the days we’re pushed to limits we never knew we had.
And all of this is before we include trying to keep the house from looking like an abandoned squat, and trying to keep ourselves from looking like a squatter who came from said squat.
Before we try and nurture all the relationships in our lives – with our partners, all the different groups of friends and family.
Before we try and keep the careers we worked so hard for, afloat and progressing.
I’m exhausted just writing this list.
I’ve always been amazing at telling other women how incredible THEY are. In fact it’s the direction I want my career to go in now.
But I’m not great at believing it about myself. And I have a sneaking suspicion I’m not alone.
So if you’re letting self-doubt creep into your mind today, tomorrow, or any day – take it from me …
You ARE enough.