December 5 Prompt

Author: Alice Bradley
Let’s Panic About Babies

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

I did my best to let go of letting other peoples expectations override doing what is right for me.  It was – and is – hard, as I can be very empathic and it’s difficult to think about letting someone down even when it has to be done for the sake of my own sanity.

I let go of one friendship purposely, after a chain of actions which spoke much louder than any of her words. It became obvious there was only room for me in her life when there was a way for her to benefit from it, and I was ignored and overlooked the rest of the time. It’s been hard as somehow she doesn’t appear to understand the correlation between her behavior and my response – and I have had to let go of feeling responsible for her reactions.  I cannot control that, I can only control my own actions and reactions, and choose to support healthy relationships where there is mutual respect.

I let go of the belief that our Grand Adventure could never happen, and moved it from a dream to a concrete goal.  I let go of expectations of how the Grand Adventure will play out, knowing it may be very different from what we plan now, but that preparing for it will allow us to go wherever it leads us!