2013 was so much for me. It was just… so much in all the best and hardest ways.
I started dating again (which is an accomplishment in itself if you remember how my previous date had gone). I fell more in love with my job, tackled a lot of personal issues and found myself inching back towards the place of contentment that I used to reside in before things got difficult and my brain chemistry changed and showering became the biggest hurdle of my day.
So I look back grateful. Grateful and relieved that I survived this year. Thankful that I was able to let go of what was too heavy and give myself permission to look for things that better serve my purpose.
(That last line makes me sound like a total hippy, I will admit to drinking really expensive tea while writing this.)
I let go of asking for permission. I let go of waiting by the phone. I let go of my daily Vitamin water habit (too much sugar). I let go of shame and grumbling about the weather and worrying that my Spanx was showing. I let go of trying to reason with unreasonable people. I let go of blowdrying my hair, I let go of my embarrassment over my music choices, I let go of feeling jealous over not having the life that others have. I let go.
On the eve of a brand new year, I’m excited to see what I can let go of next. It’s taken me awhile, but I’m learning I can travel much further when I’m willing to let go of everything that’s weighing me down.
What are you going to let go of in 2014?