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2017: Letting Go

Let Go. What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?

In 2010, it was a person. In 2011, it was an idea. In 2012, it was a symbol represented by a person. In 2013, I let go fear. In 2014, I let go of humility (or the desire to appear humble). In 2015, I let go of perfection. In 2016, I let go of expectations.

This year, I am letting go of things and people I don’t need. Specifically things that bring me down.

There’s always this perception that I should keep things just in case. On the materialistic side, this can result in hoarding, building up unopened items, desires, and more…all of which lead to disappointment. It might be konmari-ing everything in my life, but it’s really about simplification so that I can dedicate my energy to where I want. And as I get older, I care less about what other people think.

Previous to this year, I had believed that it was important to surround myself with people that would challenge to me. To an extent yes, but why should I if on a daily basis, they drain me and offer so little support? Or even any potential of a future benefit?

So I let go of those and things that can’t satisfy me. Because I don’t need them. I don’t want them.

And for once, I feel free.