For the past few months, I have been on a series of a self discovery journey. We learn new things about ourselves each day. It’s all part of our growing journeys and we all go through it. Sometimes we don’t even realise it until a specific journey has ended. My biggest part of this self discovery journey was learning the art of letting things go and starting over…
See the thing about me is that I suck at letting things go. It’s a me thing! I take certain things personally. I want to understand what went wrong and if there’s anything that can be done to ‘fix it’ before i actually walk and start over. That’s just how I’m wired. I believe in fixing things instead of just throwing them away. I believe in understanding where exactly I went wrong so that starting over I won’t repeat the same mistakes. Though recently, I’ve come to learn that some things just don’t need understanding because it’s not always about you, what you did wrong or what you could’ve done better in the situation. Sometimes it’s about the other person. Or how the situation just presented itself or life itself trying to prepare you for something better to come.
We beat ourselves so much when things go wrong that we don’t see the blessings and possibilities that letting go and starting over can bring us. I mean think about it this way. If you didnt finally find the strength and peace to pick up the pieces from a bad situation in your past and move on, you’d still be stuck in yesterday. You would still be stuck in that bad state of mind and emotional turmoil that would’ve prevented you from knowing how to deal with the situation if it ever presented itself to you again. Not letting go can cause more damage than good and even start effecting those around you.
“…And suddenly you know. It’s time to start over and trust the magic of new beginnings”
I won’t lie and say I’ve finally mastered the art of letting go and starting over through this self discovery journey that I was embarking on. I’m still working on it. These things take time. However moving forward, i have learned that something failed isn’t a reflection of my worth or who I am as an individual. And that is so freeing!
What have you been battling to let go off? Have you succeeded?