You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you — it’s something inherent. You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise.
Oftentimes, I doubt my worth and if I will ever be good enough. I then remember one night I went outside and looked up at the stars, closed my eyes, breathed, and knew that not one of those stars will ever be more loved or beautiful than I am, as I am. Whatever anyone does, whatever anyone says, nothing will ever take away the infinite measure of your worth and preciousness. Nor do you have to do more or be more to earn your worth. You hold a universe inside of you. You are a garden of Eden, wild and beautiful. And you are more than enough, and you always will be.