I am thrilled to have Courtney Kirkland here today with a message so simple and pure about something we should all realize about ourselves sooner rather than later.
Please welcome Courtney, a mother like you and me with insecurities, heartaches and joys in equal measures giving herself (and all of us) a little pep talk.
Really soak in her words.
When Tonya invited to me to be part of her weekly Letters for You, I admit that I hadn’t the slightest clue as to who I wanted to write to. I could write to my son, but I already do that pretty frequently on my own site. I could write to my rather annoying next door neighbors (who are finally moving next week!) or I could write to the United States Coast Guard for plenty of reasons.
But since the Coast Guard looks down upon online letters of complaint and my neighbors are leaving, I figure what’s the point?
So instead, I’ve opted to write to myself. In the last eight or nine years I’ve learned that while we can be our own worst critics, we can also be our own biggest support system.
Dear Me (from six years ago),
It’s taken you years to realize this but now that you have, I think you’ve noticed a change in your perspective on life…
Contrary to whatever you might have believed growing up…
Despite what other mights have told you during those awful years in High School…
Whether you’ve believed before now or not…
You are enough.
Even though you can’t be everything for everyone and you can’t do everything on your own, you are still enough. You are a mother. You’re a wife. You’re a business owner. You’re a writer. You’ve chased down everything you’ve dreamed of so far and you do your best at every task you’re given.
Believe in yourself. Believe in your abilities. Believe that you really are here for a reason. You’ve got dreams and goals and a family who cares for you.
Stop doubting it. And just live it.
Be who you are and enjoy the moments that you’ve been given. Everything else will fall into place as it should.
Me (six years from now)