December 2, 2014


Release: What unfinished projects from 2014 am you willing to release now? 
(Regret not required.)

Oh sweet release.
I am a project starter, an idea girl. Follow-through? Not my strong suit. Unless it's a project that I'm dedicated to, one that lives deep in my heart. I like the process, usually more than the end result, and will slowly (oh so slowly), work. Of course I do finish (some) things but I also, easily, give myself permission to let things go that don't tug at my heartstrings.

Over the past month or so I've been wound up tight, knowing that I have to exhale, release...something. Sweet release and surrender needs to happen in the people department. Projects? I can let those go, let those slide. People? No, never.

So, I decided to release....
*other people's happiness
*responsibility that is not my own
*worry, to the best of my ability
*fear that people are making a mistake
*anxiety over judgement
.........all of these things equal control and releasing control is the hardest thing for me to do. Ever. It is my goal. A goal that I will be working on forever. A goal that I will need to be reminded of often. A goal that I hope, with time and practice, will help me exhale.

You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'.
Wayne Dyer


  1. Visiting from Reverb14 and love your thoughts on this prompt for today. I, too, am great at starting projects but they often quite a long time for completion, but I am learning to embrace that these days =)

    1. And I think starting is so much more fun than the follow through required to finish! :)

  2. What a beautiful list of things to release!

  3. that is an awesome release!

    yes, it's so hard to stop trying to control everything. and i am a chronic worrier...i didn't think to put that in my post, i should have released my worrisome tendencies. i'll keep that in mind for a future post!

    loved this post!

    1. It's an ongoing process that I don't know if I will ever be "good", I'm trying. Sometimes I think it's easier just to worry than to not. Work in progress. Good luck to you and your worrying tendencies.

  4. Perfect! Or... even better: splendidly imperfect (i.e. human, grounded, real).

    1. Thank you. I am so good at being imperfect.