Wednesday, January 5, 2011

But I Believe in Whatever You Do

I've been a bit behind on blogging and commenting lately.  School started again (too soon!) and I've been getting back into the swing of things.  This semester promises to be challenging, but very interesting and even fun.  I actually survived the year-end exams and passed everything so now I can take higher level classes.  It's kind of funny because I was so sure that I'd have to retake something, even though, looking back now, I know I didn't really have to worry.  Which make me wonder why confidence (or lack, thereof) is such a struggle for so many people.  I definitely have confidence issues.  Even though I get good grades and I've never done anything disastrous (except for not eating), I always think that I'm not up to par, that I'm some horrible person who can never do anything right.  Which, of course, is RIDICULOUS!  We are all capable of wonderful things. No matter what we do, as long as we have the best intentions, we are doing enough.

I don't want to be cocky or anything, but many people say that I'm extremely smart.  Often I don't believe them.  I'm always worried about doing MORE and trying HARDER.  But, really, that doesn't accomplish anything except for more anxiety and tears for me.  I'm not saying that we shouldn't work hard and push ourselves, but we also need to be kind to ourselves and not worry so much about what everyone else says is "good enough".  We are all good enough.  :)

Here is a link to a wonderful blog that I follow.  She wrote a post about loving ourselves that I think is great advice and something I need to work on.  I hope you enjoy it!

Well, my dears, I'll probably write again sometime next week, but I will try and comment as much as I can!


  1. Thanks for this post :)
    We all need to learn to have expectations for ourselves but not overdue it with crazy pressure. I hope your new year is going well!
    <3 Haley

  2. Sometimes I feel the same way/: Like I'm not doing things good enough. But thats just stupid perfectionist talking! Don't listen to it. You'll be great at everything you set your mind to. (:

  3. Ed and Ms. Perfectionist are lovers that go a long way back - that's how I think of them! They work together and try to hit us at different angles to bring us down.

    We can't listen to them though! Like Danielle said, don't listen.

    You are as you said "good enough" but i believe you are so much more than simply that. You are amazing, inspiring, a fighter, sweet, kind, smart, willing to learn about yourself and admit to your weaknesses (that I count as an incredible strength), you have bad days - everyone does, your are real, you can put some spunk on ED - you have what it takes to beat your ED!! =D


    P.S.I really appreciate all the comments you make on my blog. Thank you!

  4. I am glad your classes went so well last year - hope it's just as well this semester :)
    I'm much the same when it comes to confidence...I have zilch! I'm working on it - slowly but (sort of) surely!