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  • {sigh}

    Deep inhalation.

    yes.

    February 03, 2011
  • YES!!
    I wish our 30-something selves could go back to our 12-year old selves and let them know this “secret”.

    But, I guess it was all part of the journey. And to be where I am now, the journey was worth it.

    February 03, 2011
  • Excellent. Inspiring. Who wouldn’t like you? :-)

    February 03, 2011
  • […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by SthrnFairytale, Aubree Southern and Moms Who Blog, NSIDE Nashville. NSIDE Nashville said: Me is {more than} enough.: I wrote this post over 4 months ago. It is the culmination of a tangled, emotional st… http://bit.ly/eB0PBS […]

    February 03, 2011
  • LynneBW

    Lovely. I found myself nodding, agreeing, tearing up. You wrote so eloquently what it’s taken me 40+years to uncover. Authenticity is beautiful and there is nothing to fear.

    Thank you for sharing yourself. {{{hugs}}}

    February 03, 2011
  • Lotus~you are amazing. Your writing can suck a person in, in an instant. Your pictures can take a person away to another place, time, and memory…
    This post is beautiful…as were you, when you were younger! Too cute!!!

    February 03, 2011
  • Lotus, I love this and I loved finally meeting you in person at Blissdom.

    February 03, 2011
  • Let’s make out. (in that totally platonic, not really making out per se, but perhaps a cheek kiss and a firm hug)

    Thanks for publishing this one. No better time than right this very second in my life to read the words, the emotions, the truths.

    xoxo

    February 03, 2011
  • I’m trying to get there, where I believe (even a little bit) that I am enough. Thank you for showing me that it’s possible.

    February 03, 2011
  • Lotus,

    Thank you for all your vulnerability. When I first saw Brene Brown’s video on line, I watched that video 20 times!!! I feel reminded that I Am (more than) enough too…all the Love in the world to you! Amazing post!

    February 03, 2011
  • It’s like I’ve heard this very thing whispered in my soul and want it so badly.

    I also find it always amazing that some of the very people I think of as beautiful and together and sure are just the same as me inside.

    Steph

    February 03, 2011
  • Don’t you love those moments when you read something you need to read at exactly the right time? Thanks for doing that for me today. And I think you’re pretty awesome just the way you are.

    February 03, 2011
  • You wrote this for so many of us. Thank you for that, my friend.

    I {forever} love you.

    February 03, 2011
  • Mmm…I needed that at the exact moment I read it. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    February 03, 2011
  • I have been mulling over some thoughts from my Blissdom experience that show I haven’t gotten all the way to this enlightened state. I’m working on it. I appreciate you sharing.
    XXO

    February 03, 2011
  • I really love this. Three paragraphs in particular resonated so clearly that I wish I’d been able to articulate them myself.

    Thanks for publishing. I wouldn’t have wanted to miss out on this.

    February 03, 2011
  • Lotus –

    Thank you for writing this and having the courage to publish it. It’s what I really needed to hear today.

    February 03, 2011
  • Have you….are you…WHY ARE YOU PSYCHIC?!!! I have been grappling with these same thoughts for many months but I’m sure I could never have put it so eloquently as you.
    Thank you for putting this out into the ether…

    February 03, 2011
  • Oh hon, I ADORE you for you. You make my soul sing.

    February 03, 2011
  • I have one of those posts sitting in my drafts folder, too.

    –“I am enough… but not quite enough to publish to the world that I am enough.”–

    Yep. Yep. Yep.

    February 03, 2011
  • >> I learned to put on a tough act, pretend I didn’t care. But I did, I cared so much it hurt. <<<

    Oh my gosh this *points above* is so me and not only will I brush off hurt feelings I'll tell you I'm okay no matter how sick or hurt I am.

    Thank you for sharing this. I wish I could be half as eloquent and well thought out in expressing what I am going through.

    February 03, 2011
  • Michelle

    Thank you. Just Thank you.

    February 03, 2011
  • Cynthia

    We have never met, but I feel like I know you. I have been reading your blog for the past year or so and I can honestly say this was the most beautiful thing you have written. I loved every word you wrote. You have made me look at myself and now I must be honest with myself. Thank You!! You are an amazing woman, thank you for being you.

    February 04, 2011
  • This fat old man couldn’t have said it any better. <3

    February 04, 2011
  • It takes courage to publish your post. Thank you for sharing. I too struggle with feelings of inadequacy. So many do. It’s the brave few like you who let us know we are not alone and we are good enough as we are.

    February 05, 2011
  • My friend, Sherry pointed me to this post (also commented above) and I cannot tell you how much I needed to read these words at this exact moment.Acceptance is a gift you have shared with all of us. Thank you.

    February 06, 2011
  • So beautifully written and so complete. You really nailed this one perfectly.

    I always wonder, the people who I followed, trying to impress, did they do the same, trying to follow & impress other people?

    I wonder if it’s a cycle, and if there really is ANYONE who’s truly happy with themselves, enough to just follow their own heart.

    I also believe that everything you went through was necessary to get you to the wonderful person that you are today. Not that it was easy, but you’ve come through to the other side stronger and more compassionate.

    And, lastly, I also think what you went through, while it feels so strange and unique and personal, is probably the same thing many teens have gone through and continue to go through. I think, at a time when we are searching to figure out who we are, we naturally try to follow other people who look like they have their shit together. And it does start to feed on our insecurities, this inability to accept ourselves as good and worthwhile and valid. But it comes at a time when we’re growing, when our self-actualization (is that a word?) isn’t yet complete. In essence, we all NEED to go through this to discover who we are. And it’s painful and confusing and it completely sucks. But looking back, it was for a purpose, ya know?

    February 06, 2011
  • love from one southern heathen misfit to another. you are perfection. xo

    February 07, 2011
  • Anne

    “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Suess :)

    February 14, 2011
  • <3

    (I'm so bad about reading blogs lately, but glad to have stumbled over this via the link in your Blissdom recaps)

    Yes. I'm not there yet. I'm trying to find that acceptance of myself… but I'm journeying.

    Love you for you.

    February 26, 2011

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