Struggling to Be Enough

This post is in honor of my friend Elena’s Be Enough 4 Me Cancer Campaign, a partnership with Bellflower Books and Cricket Answer to provide memory books to women with cancer by linking up a post about being enough.

Right now I’m struggling.

I’m desperately trying to juggle parenting a newborn with parenting a toddler, being a wife/daughter/sister/friend, working a full-time job on part-time hours, and keeping my house clean – all on broken sleep and without losing myself in the mix.

And I’m failing.

Its driving me nuts, this “season” of my life. I want my life to be “back to normal.” I want to be able to tackle my to-do list instead of letting it go wildly out of control.

But I can’t and I need to accept that, right now, what I can accomplish, even if its just one thing on my list, is enough.

I know I’ll soon have more time for that to do list. And I know that the stuff that really matters isn’t on the list anyway. I just need to give myself permission to let it all go and know that what I can do right now is enough.

What are you struggling with?

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  1. It’s so hard to juggle and feel like at the end of the day that you accomplished something! I know…exactly how you feel. It’s not easy to step back and say ok…one thing off the list is okay…

    But at the end of the day, it is enough. You are not “failing”. You are making it through…and you are right. It is enough.
    Thanks for linking up with JBE!!! So glad to meet you! 🙂
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  2. Shannon, I can’t even begin to imagine how difficult it must be, trying to juggle it all. Just remember, we can’t be perfect, but we can be the best we can be for our loved ones. I believe you’re doing your best. That is enough.

    Thank you for linking up with JBE!
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  3. Juggling is a full time job of its own I guess…it’s not easy but we just keep doing what’s best for everyone in our lives and that is just enough 🙂
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  4. Life As Wife says

    Im learning to pik what is most important to me when juggling. That way, whatever doesn’t get done doesn’t weigh too heavy on my mind or heart.

    • That’s good advice. I find that I get easily flustered by the juggling. For example, dinner just stressed me out. I need to learn to let it go.

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