You have enough. You do enough. You are enough. I’m constantly thinking about abundance, about enoughness. I feel as though I have so much and yet my bank account is never abundant. It’s always almost completely empty. Yes, like empty, empty. Why? Because my
bills life is abundant. I’m paying for college, for rent, for food, for gas, mostly for gas actually. I have enough. I could live off the food in my fridge for at least another two weeks, but I’ll probably go grocery shopping tomorrow. My clothes will last years before they grow holes, but I’ll buy a new dress this summer. My bank account could use some fluffing, but instead I’ll drain it for a plane ticket to Colorado. Abundance. Abundance and the piece of mind to grasp onto all these good things and enjoy them while I can because while life is abundant today we don’t know what will happen tomorrow.
I’m constantly struggling with this idea of work and money and time and life. It’s pretty confusing and I’m sure none of us have it completely figured out. I do know that I value my time and happiness above all else, money included, which is why I will try to make this freelancing thing work as long as I can. I know money buys pretty things and it buys travel, something I adore, but it doesn’t make life any easier, although I’m sure sometimes it appears to make life less stressful. Each day I strive to experience the world on my own terms without the comfort of a 9-5 job. Some days it’s really easy and other
days months I cannot seem to find enough gigs to pay the rent. It’s really shitty sometimes and somehow you feel that failure to find work independently as a reflection of yourself instead of our society that values worker bees instead of happy ones. It’s tough, but there’s enough to go around. I could easily get a different job, but an bigger bank account does not equate to increased abundance, at least not the kind I’m thinking of. Abundance is spare time, happiness, and laughter. Abundance is care packages, volunteering and bartering. Abundance is a million things and each of us know how to practice abundance in our own way. If you yearn abundance, share some of your own and it will come back to you. Until then, know that you have enough. You do enough. You are enough. That is my current mantra and it would delight me if some of you adopted it today and tomorrow and forever.