There's a freedom in letting things go. We don't always know what will happen after the fact, but holding on doesn't do anything but hold us back.
For instance, I held on to a job for too long, afraid of what would come next. I hadn't been happy in awhile, but I couldn't see what my life would look like without it. It had been such a staple in my life for so long that I had no idea what would happen after I left.
However, I've found, in my short time since letting go, that more opportunities have opened up for me than I ever thought possible. I've found a creativity I'd lost over the last several months. I feel a freedom, a power in creating my own schedule, running my own business, focusing on my passions, that I haven't felt in a long time.
I know it's not easy to let go of things that have been in your life for a long time. I know it's not easy to see what comes after the fact. But if you've been unhappy, unsettled, uneasy, in any part of your life, most likely, it's time to let go. It may not always be easy to put your finger on what exactly is bothering you, but you know something is wrong. You can feel it.
It's where I was for several months before finally deciding it was time. I was unsettled, unhappy, uneasy. I couldn't find peace in anything I was doing. I didn't have energy to do much of my own thing, let alone the normal everyday things I had to do. All I wanted to do was be lazy, nap on the couch, and snuggle with the dogs. I didn't feel like myself at all.
And I kept asking my friends and family what I should do. If I should leave. If I should stay. If I should change something. Just the fact that I was asking meant I knew what I needed to do. But I was scared. Change from what we know is scary. Change from the norm is scary. Change in general is scary.
But in order to grow, in order to open up new possibilities for ourselves, we have to be open to change. We have to be willing to let go of things that no longer serve us. We have to be open to new things.
It's still all new, but I'm so happy I finally a) made the decision to leave, and b) opened myself up to new possibilities. I needed the change. It was long overdue. Way overdue.
I'm all about growth this year. And it may have taken me two months into 2020 to figure that out, but I wasn't going to grow if I stayed where I was. And in order to grow, change was necessary.
So what change do you need to make? What are you uneasy or unsettled or unhappy about? That's usually a huge sign that it's time for change.
I'd love to chat with you, help you figure it out.
Have a beautiful week, y'all!
With love and wellness,