Thanks to Mrs. Band for sponsoring today’s post.
I know I have written about this before, but it is something I need to continually work on. Realizing, I am enough. I have realized that lately, I am my own worst enemy. I come across an old picture and think how much prettier I use to be. I look in the mirror and see someone looking back who has a splotchy complexion, a few lines, frizzy hair and the list goes on and on. I always thought that as I got older I would become more confident in myself, but instead the opposite has happened.
Not only do I not like the reflection in the mirror, I don’t like other parts of my life.
I feel like I should be farther along in my career. I am still making the same amount I was right out of college.
I feel like I am a failure at relationships.
Basically, I feel slightly overwhelmed. I don’t feel good enough.
*Side note: I had to laugh at this. While trying to take my selfie, here was my reality…
That is why when I heard about this project, I knew I had to be a part of it.
And here’s the thing, I am enough. Life can get a bit hectic with work, kids, life…but you know what? I am doing a good job. We are doing a good job. Sometimes, taking a deep breath, looking in the mirror and saying, “I am enough” can be just what one needs.
The Mrs. debut single, “Enough” was written to help women see themselves in a less critical eye. I truly believe I am more judgmental of myself than anyone else. I have had “enough” of hearing that negative voice in my head and “enough” of thinking I am not good enough.
The Mrs. will be releasing their debut EP this fall. Although the music may sound like what’s being played on pop radio right now, the lyrics tell a different story. As women in their late thirties/early forties, songs about teenage heartbreak and wild nights clubbing weren’t things they could relate to. They decided to write about their own lives – like the challenge of juggling a career, marriage, motherhood and friendships, while still trying to maintain their own identity. They set out to foster a connection through their music with other women at the same place in their lives. The Mrs. is comprised of drummer Andra Liemandt, lead vocalists/guitarists Mandy Prater and Jennifer Zavaleta, vocalist/keyboardist Larissa Ness, and bassist Jenny Mason.