Lately I’ve been struggling with a few things. Mainly I’ve been struggling with the direction of Simply Frugal. (blogging is hard work!)  There were a few weeks (months) where I felt like there was more I needed to offer. The unfortunate thing was that I just wasn’t sure what!  I mean, there’s so much that I want Simply Frugal to be. A place to gather useful tips but also a place where you find encouragement.  I’ve struggled with finding my voice as I’ve hidden behind my computer screen. I’m a real person with her own battles, not unlike you, I’m sure.  I’m not an expert in any area of life, I can only speak from my own experiences of walking through struggles.

I often have voices telling me that I don’t have anything to offer, because all I see is how I really don’t have my stuff together.  I struggle with spending, wanting, fear of not being a good wife/mom and various other things. It’s tiring listening to that all the time.

Also, being in the blogging world and surrounded by social media, I see so many people that are going after big dreams and are hitting them. Me? I’m struggling to figure out exactly what my dreams are.  The struggle of feeling like there’s more I have to offer but keeping myself up at night trying to figure out what it is that I have to offer.

A few weeks ago, I had a heart to heart with my mom telling her about my current battles with Simply Frugal. At the time my husband was in job limbo (he wasn’t sure if he’d have one) and I was trying to figure out how to juggle the website with a child who doesn’t nap and doesn’t like to leave me alone for long.  My mom gave some very useful advice but you know what my main conclusion was?

Sometimes, it is Enough. I am enough.

Sometimes we have to let things go and let them play out how they’re going to play out. Rather than driving ourselves crazy trying to come up with a huge lofty goal that might ultimately flop in the end.  Sometimes we have to realize that the place where we’re currently at in life is exactly where we’re supposed to be, and that’s enough.

I am enough.

I am (mostly) the wife I need to be, the mom I need to be and the information provider for you that I need to be.

And you know what? While I do think it’s good to try harder at some things, I found freedom in realizing that sometimes it is enough.

What’s going on in the world that surrounds you does not have to dictate how you do your life. You are doing your life right, no matter how someone else makes you feel.