15 Mar 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.
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.