Friday, July 25, 2014

Elsa nailed it

Yes, I'm talking about Elsa from Frozen.  Obviously, unless someone has been living under a rock, everyone has heard the song "Let It Go".  I personally have heard it 100s of times because Ava and Liam request it every time we are in the car and the more I listen to it the more I feel like high fiving Elsa and telling her "you go girl" because she absolutely nailed it.  Just let it go.  Whatever it is...... LET IT GO!   We hold on to things that happen in our life and we carry these burdens along for years.  We build up quite a collection of emotional baggage that sits heavy in our soul.  If only we all learned the lesson of letting go.  How freeing would that be? Imagine living every day with nothing in your heart that brought you memories of hurt, saddness, resentment, jealousy, regret..... any emotion really.   Imagine how cool it would be to really just enjoy life.

Absolutely one of the biggest lessons I've learned in the past 20 months is the art of letting go.  It's not easy.  In fact, sometimes you don't even know you need to let go of something and it isn't until you truly look within yourself (or find a great therapist) that you identify the things inside that weigh you down. I have been working on myself everyday since I was diagnosed.  I'm talking about multiple therapist (each who specialize in different types of therapy), many amazing books, self reflecting, big changes and keeping an open mind to continuing on this journey called life and learning something everyday.

Seriously, check out these lyrics!!

"Let it go, let it go
Can't hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door!

I don't care
What they're going to say
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway!

It's funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can't get to me at all!

It's time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me I'm free!

Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You'll never see me cry!"

Have a beautiful weekend.