And the mantra I always keep in my mind to combat any occasion where the world or myself wants to tell me otherwise is...
You Are Good Enough.Let's all say it together. You ARE good enough. YOU are good enough. Finally... you are good ENOUGH!
The word enough is important because we're not perfect, we don't have to be perfect.
I'm very motivated by everything going on in my life. If I wasn't, I wouldn't do it. It took me part of my 20s to come to that obvious conclusion. I do what I want, and I make those things a priority. I make memories.
I love my family. I love being a wife. I love being a mother. I love following my passion to volunteer and to own a small business where I'm poorly paid, and okay with that, so I can pursue providing opportunities where people can celebrate their victories. I do training that I enjoy and run races that have a purpose to me. I volunteer to support my fellow runners. I text and tweet with friends who I would count in "Team Libby" and who I always hope I show them that they should count me in their team too.
I'm a companion to Steve.
I'm a caregiver and guiding force to Marissa to Sophie.
I produce running races to give people a place to feel enough and celebrate their victories or push their limits.
I head up a running club so that people can have that feeling and place of belonging between races.
I run 99% outside so I see the world where every run is different, even on the same route.
I choose races that allow me to have incredible experiences and make lasting memories.
I challenge myself often to dream big in everything I do.
I have friends in my life who live strong and work to feel worthwhile in their daily tasks.
I am happy with each day, and I know that I'm good enough so I don't have to prove it daily to myself or to others.
I'm a sharer and in weak moments, I can get attacked that I'm doing it wrong, that I'm not to complain about the path, that I'm not allowed to question the path. Does it mean it's the wrong path? No. Does it mean I'm wrong to share anxieties? Also no. I'm human.
I can choose to better myself or challenge myself, but that basic framework always remains. Do you struggle with this as I see others do?
So repeat after me... You. Are. Good. Enough.