I Am Enough

Am I Enough

 

I saw this image at the end of a Brene Brown video on vulnerability today. The video was introduced to me by the talented Alena Hennessy with whom I am taking an art business class from. It was a great talk about vulnerability and how we need to embrace it to be happy, to be creative, to live Whole Heartedly. She also talked about how that word brings up negative feelings to so many of us. “Vulnerability is the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness BUT it appears its also the birthplace of joy, creativity, of belonging, of love.” Her talk got me thinking about vulnerability and weather or not I think I am enough. That statement… I Am Enough… really hit home. It has been a struggle especially after my divorce, I felt like I am not enough. Then I start thinking am I enough for my kids. But I guess it all boils down to Am I Enough to me because if I am not then how can I be enough to anyone else. wow what a statement those 3 words made. After pondering it some more, I do believe that I am enough for my kids and I do believe that I am enough for the world, if I didn’t then how could I dive into creativity the way I do. How could I think my work is worthy for all to see. You see, being creative to me is one of the ultimate vulnerabilities. I create, but its not just that, its putting a piece of me, of my soul of my existence into each piece. And then I put it out their to be judged and critiqued, to be liked or not. I have fears when I do that, being that vulnerable is not easy but having strength and support, that love really does help ease it. I would like to take this time to thank all of you who have been supporting me in my journey. I couldn’t of done it without you. Your support along with my desire to paint is the fuel that keeps me wanting to express more and to share more with the world. Aho

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  1. Isabella

    I love how you said this, about if you are enough for yourself then you can be enough for others. I’ve been thinking a lot about how taking time each day for things we love as a parent, helps us be a better parent. I also understand that it’s scary to be vulnerable as an artist or writer, yet helps connect to the people who look at our work.

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