I sort of fell behind on documenting my journey with my 2023 One Little Word,…
I’m a week late on this one but, you know what? The prompt for this month was all about letting go. And I’m letting go of posting things on a schedule other than my own. At least, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
So. Letting go. I spent a lot (and I mean a lot a lot) of time considering this prompt and pondering what I wanted or needed to let go of. Truthfully, I kept coming up blank. I thought about things I maybe should let go of . . . like playing with my Nintendo switch or watching the news in the morning or online shopping. But really, I didn’t want to give up any of those things because they are important things to me. They bring me happiness or relaxation or whatever.
Ultimately, I decided that when it comes to my word create, I want to let go of 2 things. One is the fear of failure. I’ve had the idea of writing my story in book form (gulp) for ages but I’ve been procrastinating because I don’t feel qualified or I don’t think I have anything new to contribute or I don’t even know how to approach writing a book. Instead of focusing on those things I am letting go of the fear and instead I will create space for myself to put my words on paper. That’s all. I’m not going to consider what happens next.
The other thing I am letting go of is the word should. Particularly when it comes to things I think I should be doing . . . I should be journaling, I should be writing, I should be exercising. Instead, I am giving myself permission to let go of making those things a chore and equating productivity with happiness. Instead, I will embrace those things as part of the process of creating a whole me.
I guess, in the end, it comes down to creating space . . . space for myself, my thoughts, my ideas, my words . . . and letting that be enough. For now.