Sunday, December 5, 2010

#reverb10: let go

[tumblr's having technical difficulties, so i've migrated here for the day.]

"what (or whom) did you let go of this year? why?"

oh, wow. talk about striking a nerve, and on a day when i'm hung over and have somehow managed to chip a molar. (yeah, a molar. NO idea how that went down.)

you could say i've done some letting go. this whole blog's been about letting go, at least when i'm not on about something political, mooning over the man or generally being zany. i've let go of artifice, of letting other people's expectations define me, and - oh yeah - relationships that just don't work anymore. 2010 was 100% about slicing off, cutting through and moving beyond everything that was, even without my knowledge in some cases, holding me back.

and why did i do it? self-preservation. i reached a point in my life where i just could not tolerate the state of affairs in my head and in my heart. i woke up one morning in mid-january feeling like i was literally bound to my bed. (and not in the fun way, ha ha.) i felt so trapped by waffling, by fear, by indecision and by my seeming inability to move forward. so i started writing it. i opened up my heart to y'all, and through reading, interacting and unburdening the secrets in my soul, i saw the way forward. i pulled the trigger. i went and demanded what i wanted. and by god, i got it.

so yeah, i let a lot go this year. but i'll tell you something: when i let that stuff go, i freed myself up for more bountiful goodness than i could have ever imagined. so let it go. let it all go. you'll be glad you did. lord knows i am.


  1. It's so nice that you got what you wanted, even though it was a really rough journey.

    And I know what you mean about freeing yourself up for more good things...I had that experience this year, too.

    P.S. Is there a way to leave comments on the Tumblr site? Because I would like to, but didn't see a link.

  2. so i've looked at tumblr for, like, an hour - apparently you can't comment without an account, and even if you have an account, you can't comment unless the account's been active for more than 2 weeks. so... yeah. that's kind of obnoxious.

  3. It's so encouraging to hear a positive outcome from letting go. It makes me feel as if it's okay for me to let go, too.
    Thanks. :)

  4. Here, here! Congrats on letting go! And, as a member of your fan club, I'm so happy that you're blogging!


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