Letting Go of What No Longer Serves You

Sometimes, we’re moseying along in life, happy in our shoes – work is good, home is good, curls are poppin’ and booty is bouncin’…

…Then something goes awry – and as with all bad things, it spirals quickly. The friend you once told every small detail to has stopped responding to your messages, the peace that was once in your home has now turned to chaos, or if you’re like me, the job you once lit up for now dims every part of your soul (dramatic, I know, but I’m trying to make a point).

When something that was working so well no longer does, what do you do with it? Do you try to fix it? Do you ride it out and hope it gets better? Do you move on? If you know me, you know I’m all about the latter. To quote the original #girlboss, “what is right should be easy.”

Of course there are things – jobs, dreams, people – worth fighting for, but you can’t stay trapped forever. If you’ve been breaking your head or your heart trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, it’s time to let go. Whatever it is came into your life, served its’ purpose, and is now no longer useful to you. It’s weighing you down, and I mean the holidays just passed, you’ve got enough extra weight on you!

When I’m super confused about a life situation, I lean on my faith and remind myself that there is a plan for me. God, the universe, karma – whatever you believe in – won’t ever give you more than you can handle. If something is making you unhappy, the open-your-eyes-in-the-morning-and-contemplate-the-meaning-of-your-whole-life kind of unhappy, that’s a clear sign that it no longer has a place in your world.

Let it go. Move on. Don’t question it.

Trust that there is something bigger and better in your future, and know that you can’t get to it until you completely let go of your past.

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