By Susannah Hutcheson, Regular ContributorNovember 21, 2015
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Yes, I’m talking to you. You with the crazy-curly hair, you with the bump on your nose, you with the legs scattered with marks from running around outside like crazy when you were a kid.
I’m talking to you with the 4.0 GPA, and you with the not-so-good grades. I’m talking to you with the bright pink lipstick, and you without a stitch of makeup. I’m talking to you with the basketball shorts, and you with the skinny jeans.
I’m talking to you with the dreams that are so big they feel impossible, and you with the planner so full that you’re worried how you’re going to get it all done.
I’m talking to you. Every single one of you. I want to tell all of you how incredibly enough you are.
I want to remind you that the world exists to break you down and tell you you’re not good enough, not skinny enough, not smooth enough, not smart enough, not dumb enough, not funny enough.
The world is one big liar, huh?
If the world told you how wonderful you are all the time, all of the money would be gone. There wouldn’t be industries devoted to telling you that you need to even out your skin tone or lose inches on your chin or make those freckles off yours slide right off of your face.
But I think every single one of you deserves to know how enough you are. You are so much more than your Instagram likes, you are so much more than your too-tight jeans, and you are so much more than your crooked smile.
You are enough for everything you want in life, and then some.
The tricky lesson is just that some things aren’t enough for you.
You deserve the world, and the moon, and the sun, and all of the stars. You deserve to love yourself and every little thing about yourself that people might have told you isn’t enough. You are enough for the boy who won’t text you back, the class that you’re struggling with, and the person that’s telling you that you just don’t quite measure up.
You are enough for you.
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Susannah is a Journalism major, passionate about social justice and Jesus Christ. She loves cold weather, triple-shot lattes, and macaroni and cheese. When she’s not writing papers or baking cookies, you can find her Googling random things on the Internet or watching large amounts of reality television. You can read her ramblings at ileftamessinthekitchen.wordpress.com, or look at pictures of her coffee on Instagram: @susannah.beth.
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