When I am writing or working with clients, I often ask them how it would feel if they let go of a person/people or situation that caused them to feel tied up in knots or worse. In most cases I am told they would feel free. Now I used to believe that the “letting go” part of the deal was the most difficult thing to do….but I have now discovered that letting go is the easy part. When you let go of someone/others/ or a situation it leaves a hole in your life. That is why folks often quickly fill that hole with the same thing and the chaos and drama start again. So now I know that after letting go, the harder part is starting over again. Folks tend to fear starting over. It’s foreign territory and full of unknown things. Here is what I suggest to those getting ready to let go. They also think that letting go equals quitting. No, not true. It takes courage to do both.
Before you do anything, create a plan. At least a rough draft of one. God seems to have a great sense of humor when we make plans…so just a draft will do. Create a support system…people who are honest, encouraging and supportive and absolutely no expectations. Know in your heart and your brain that there isn’t anything you can’t do and then start living out your rough draft. It will take effort and practice to do this, but it will be worth it. Yes it may be scary, yes you may stumble a bit, no it is not easy but have faith and know you can. You are worth having a less chaotic life.
I love you all so very much and I am sending you a pink, drafting paper hug.
Sarah-Pink Welch ©2013