Am I Good Enough?

Am I good enough? How often have I ask myself that question! Am I a good enough mother, a good enough wife, a good enough friend, a good enough daughter, a good enough woman, a good enough human being?

I think it’s probably the most difficult question to answer. And no matter what everyone else says, you will always have doubts. You will continue to ask yourself if you are really good enough.

There’s many more areas in my life where I have asked myself if I am good enough. The list would be a very long one if I would mention every single one of them. This here will be about one area of my life, and guess what: It’s not about being a mom!

I just finished reading this post and it truly inspired me to this post as I so totally understand this kind of struggle. Just over a year ago, for months and months, I asked myself if I will be good enough to start a blog. I was wondering if I will be good enough to tell a story. I asked myself if I will be good enough to reach people. And I was wondering if my writing, especially in English, which is not my first language, will be good enough to get people to read what I wanted to say. I wondered if I will be good enough to express what I truly feel.

And I know, that I’m not the only one.

Blogging is not the world and yet it is a huge world now for me. I found an incredible community here, a community that inspires me on a daily base. That lifts me up when I don’t feel that well, that makes me think and laugh and dream. A community that makes me feel that I am good enough.

I let this thought of maybe not being good enough hold me back from starting this blog earlier. Looking back it was probably a good thing as maybe the time wouldn’t have been perfectly right earlier. One day, though, I just did it. I jumped into the cold water and A Momma’s View was born. I had so many ideas in my head. So many things I wanted to write about. And I did. I just didn’t care that much anymore about what people might think.

I did it for me.

I knew it would be good enough for me. Being out there and writing on a daily base and putting all those thoughts on paper, telling this story of mine, channeling my thoughts in a way, it all would be good enough for me. Blogging and writing on a daily base did so much good to me. I felt so much better and I didn’t mind how many people were reading. I didn’t mind if anybody would like or comment on my posts. I just had to let my fingers hit the keyboard.

The amazing thing was that very quickly I realized that people were actually reading. That they seemed to like what I was writing about and that it didn’t matter that my first language isn’t English. Suddenly I had followers and views and visits and even more inspiration from all the comments left.

It made me feel so great. I realized that I am good enough to write about my thoughts and tell my story. I realized that I am good enough to keep up and built a new circle of friends, even though they are virtual friends.

Feeling good enough as a blogger had a massive impact on my life. I suddenly gained more confidence again. I started writing on more than just my blog. I’ve learned and gained so much from this experience . For all of you out there, wondering if you are good enough, if your story is good enough to be told, let me tell you something:

It is! You are good enough! You just need to do it!

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45 thoughts on “Am I Good Enough?

  1. So true:…. you just need to do it! I am glad you jumped into the cold water. I also think it is not too bad to ask ourself the question but not to doubt our abilities or even keep us from trying something new, but in order to always give our best and keep ourselves in development!

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  2. Oh how I understand! I went through the the same journey to start my blog. And it made me realize how often I let my insecurities and doubts hold me back in so many areas of my life.

    I wish you continued satisfaction in your writing!

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  3. I know what you mean. When I ask myself this question I then wonder what is “good enough”? When I’m working on a project and I’m sick of it and want it done I say “good enough” and call it done. Could it be better? Probably. Could I be better. Yep. But we’re good people and that is good enough 🙂

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  4. The question I ask myself is, “am I being a good steward?” As good stewards we are charged with doing the best that we can with what we have been given. At some point we will reach the end of our obligation in regard to the matter at hand and the stewardship will then be passed. From point forward we have no right or responsibility to claim ownership in whatever happens next, assuming that we have truly acted as good stewards while it was in our purview to do so.

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  5. I tend to be my own worst critic and doubt my value to the family all the time, so I am glad I am not alone in feeling like this. You are right though, blogging has connected me to some wonderful people (you included, BTW) and has given me perspective and now, perhaps just a little, I am no so self critical.

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  6. Thank you for sharing your journey! My story is similar and I think most mom’s struggle with the question constantly of being good enough. I agree with how you feel about the blog. Mine is actually a secret blog – none of my family knows. Not because there is anything bad on there, but just because I needed something that is mine and totally mine. Take care!

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    • I totally understand what you’re saying… we give so much constantly that we need our little thing too… For me it’s the writing itself. And it’s my one walk with my friend once a week 😉 My son wanted to join us the other day and I said no. I just need that time…

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  7. As an old fart, I have learned to shepherd my more limited amounts of energy. As a result, even if I do not give something my very best effort, what I can give is still good enough and OK with me.

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