The 4-Month-Mark: Lessons in Being “Enough”

Posted on Jul 17, 2020

Shout out to everyone doing the best they can, yet continually feeling like they are barely keeping their head above water.

I see you, I feel you, I’m with you.

Today marks 4 months since NYC, and Equinox, shut down and our lives were effectively put on indefinite pause. Since then, we’ve survived 17 weeks of uncertainty. 122 days of amplified emotions. Countless hours and minutes of unforeseen challenges…challenges that most of us never anticipated in this lifetime. Yet, here we are.

This is your #TBT reminder that the world is still in crisis. Even if we don’t “feel it” directly, we, as individuals, are very much still in crisis. Therefore, the normal everyday “stressors” that didn’t quite phase us in 2019 might be the very thing currently breaking us in 2020.

Relationship stress. Job stress. Financial stress. Health stress. Mental/emotional stress. Whatever you’re going through, no matter how small and seemingly insignificant, is compounded on top of this casually catastrophic layer of “global pandemic stress.”

Personally speaking, nothing *overly dramatic* has happened directly to me, yet it feels like I’ve been struggling to swim upstream since March. I can name a thousand reasons why I am incredibly blessed, yet I’ve continually found myself in moments of uncertainty, struggling to maintain momentum…and frankly the willpower to keep moving forward when there’s no end in sight.

My loves, we are all doing the absolute best we can with what we’ve been given. That being said, I just want to take a minute to acknowledge that this shit is f*cking hard. While 2020 has given us countless opportunities to witness our own strength, we’re also deep in a season of relearning compassion: for ourselves and those around us.

Those days that your best still doesn’t quite FEEL like enough? Those are the reminders that “enough” is a fluid measurement that you can control. Trust me when I tell you this: however your best manifests today is always always always enough. Showing up, authentically as you are, is enough.

I promise, someday we’ll look back on this and confidently know we came out stronger. We just have to keep going. Together. ♥️