This Changes Everything

I am enough.

The truth of it startles me

This version of me—yawning, bed head, aching knee, extra pounds, needs more coffee, missed the deadline—is enough.

Write it quickly, before I forget:

Enough as a mother
Enough as an activist
Enough as a writer
Enough as a friend

Enough as a child
alone and frightened
hiding in the cupboard
from the danger nearby

As I am, as I was, before the beginning, beyond the end

Worthy enough to take up space
Loud enough to use my voice
Brave enough to show myself
Big enough to feel it all

Believe the truth, and everything changes—

The world cracks open 
with possibility

The world opens wide 
with love

V & Kate & Otto & Etta as a young family

Veronica Beck

Veronica Beck is a technical writer, blogger, and formerly reluctant parent.

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Jeanne Waters
4 months ago

I am enough.

Thanks, V!
love you

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