It’s the end of summer! Wait, what?! Wasn’t I just celebrating the end of the school year? Summer for our family was a blur of sunscreen, yard work, Fortnite (ugh), ice cream and swimming and I can’t believe it’s already come to an end.
This summer went at warp speed and with the help of some elixir for me (i.e., Chardonnay), we have come screeching up to the end of summer and find ourselves at the start of another school year.
Who remembers the heyday that was college? Friendships came fast and easy, mainly due to the proximity of other people in your age group, all working towards the same goals. I loved college and made many lifelong friends. Unfortunately, having moved nine times since college, and living nowhere near where I WENT to college, means that most of these lifelong friendships are long distance. When we see each other, we pick up like no time has left off, but seeing each other is a rare luxury.
I see this phrase a lot: it’s engraved on bracelets, printed on signs, and I even have friends with tattoos that say this. The prevalence of “I am Enough” means that there are a lot of us who feel – or have felt at one time or another – that we weren’t enough. But why? At a time in history when women have more, do more and are more than we ever have been, why do we feel less and less? And why does “enoughness” take up more and more space in our minds?