I am Enough by Karen Delaney

I am Enough by Karen Delaney

Just the thought of writing a post on “I Am Enough” had me feeling like I wasn’t enough, funny how my inner critic wanted to jump right in and sabatoge me.  The fact that I am here and still writing should send a message loud and clear to said critic that I am done being silenced.

This last year has held many challenges for me, from a relationship where my partner doubts his feelings for me after 17 years of marriage to attending a fantastic 4 day workshop where I was overwhelmed by all the talented artists that were there.   Both of these situations left me questioning if I was enough; one if I was enough to be loved and the other was I enough to join this artistic tribe that I was drawn to.

I have discovered on this journey that not only am I enough, I am MORE than enough.   My partner’s doubts do not define my worthiness of love, my hope, faith and trust in self defines that.    Comparing and criticizing myself artistically to others does not define my worth as an Artist, the fact that I can’t help but follow my muse, be it by pulling over on the side of the road to get a great tree picture (evidenced above) or be it by staying up until 2am writing a poem because the words just have to flow defines that.

As a photographer, writer, and poet I embrace the artist and woman within and know that I Am Enough just as I am.

Embrace Haiku

seeing what happens

when embracing the moment

her heart opens wide


About Karen Delaney

I am a woman in her mid-40’s who is currently on a healing journey back to self through words and images.   You can find me on my blog.

  • Cheri
    Posted at 12:34h, 16 March Reply

    gorgeous tree photo – there is magic and poetry in the way you captured it!

  • Meghan @ Life Refocused
    Posted at 13:13h, 16 March Reply

    You are enough, Karen. Thank you for this lovely post and your honesty.

  • Liz C.
    Posted at 13:15h, 16 March Reply

    Oh, my dear Karen D.! This is so beautiful and you are indeed so much more than enough:)

  • Jakki
    Posted at 18:31h, 16 March Reply

    Outward influences have similiar effects to my 'I am Enough'-ness….thanks for this!

  • Lily
    Posted at 21:15h, 16 March Reply

    In hearing you honor yourself, you help us all honor ourselves, too. Love the Embrace haiku and Tree picture, as well.

  • Linda
    Posted at 21:34h, 16 March Reply

    Yes! Yes! Yes!

  • Sandra Van Nocker
    Posted at 03:06h, 17 March Reply

    Lovely…just lovely!

  • Lis
    Posted at 17:58h, 17 March Reply

    I am always inspired by your courage, honesty and bravery … I am thrilled to see you here embracing this Truth – yes, you are enough and so much more. And hello? You didn't just find a tribe – you organized it! (Didn't you notice you were always at the lead with the rest of us ducklings waddling along beside or behind you?)

    xo Lis

  • Tammy Lee Bradley
    Posted at 01:14h, 18 March Reply

    Such honesty. Thank you for sharing your words. xo tammy lee

  • jane
    Posted at 01:57h, 23 March Reply

    KAREN!!!! You are so enough – you are courageous and open and alive and real and you are enough you are enough you are enough (from another one of your DEEP cheerleaders x)

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