Have you ever clung to something desperately?

A thought?

A hope?

A situation?

A person?

A set of ideals?

A belief?

Have you ever been completely afraid to let go? (Really and truly and finally)  I know I have. So many times.

I was afraid to let go of my business. But I thrived.

I was afraid to let go of my childhood dream. But it wasn’t mean to be.

I was afraid to let go of my preconceived notions. But I’m learning. And growing.

It was hard, yes. Very hard. It always is. But I survived. And I’m okay.

I believe that “letting go” doesn’t mean that you are giving up, per se, but rather accepting there are things that can not be.

You just need to shift your course and redirect.

Hard choices suck. No doubt about it.

It takes resolve and character. And sometimes a couple of tissues.

To quote the illustrious Toni Morrison, “If you want to fly, you’ve got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”  

Even if sometimes you don’t want to…

Is there anything holding YOU back? What should you be letting go of today?