Everyone talks about resolutions this time of year. Making changes, remembering dreams we once had, and wanting to live better. But the only thing I see happening with resolutions is “adding” to the already secret mess that is my life. Secret because only I know the truth about my life and only you know the truth about yours — and we work very hard to cover up those truths, in an attempt to appear normal. Not one of us is normal — there is no such thing.
I am a 20 something year old, wanting to make huge strides in my life and career. My life is les than perfect. And I am not alone in that proclamation.
In a lifelong recognition of my normal, instead of adding resolutions to my already frenzied new year, I have decided to let go. Letting go will be my mantra for 2015.
5 Reminders of How You Can Let Go to Create a Better Life
Of course, life is not a bed of roses, weed and worry free. But it can be with just a little addition of nourishment and continual removal of pests and weeds. There is no easy life — there is only life and it is a long and winding road, full of unexpected twists and worrisome turns. Control what you can by letting go of what doesn’t and shouldn’t have control over you. Make this the year to lose the chains that bind you.
“I will break these chains that bind me. Happiness will find me. Leave the past behind me. Today my life begins…” Bruno Mars.