Kicking and Screaming

2 Sep

Today I’m over at Stories That Must Not Die writing about the power of letting go.

Stories that Must Not Die

I recently said goodbye to something that had long since run its course. Like bad milk you let sit in the fridge and accidentally drink in a sleepy haze, it continually left a bad taste in my mouth. Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over expecting different results, and I definitely had a case of The Crazies.

In the aftermath, I’m struggling with a host of emotions. I pollute my mind with the play-by-play of the situation until my brain floods with questions, and 1 a.m. has turned into 3 a.m.

Historically, I have not had an easy time letting go. I’m not a person who invests herself in things very often, but when I do, I’m all in. Whether it is in my personal life (family, friends, romantic partners, projects), or my professional life, I find it incredibly difficult to walk away…

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7 Responses to “Kicking and Screaming”

  1. whennothinggoeswrite 09/15/2014 at 10:29 am #

    I definitely fall under the “will die before I let this go” category. It is really difficult to change, but vital for living an emotionally healthy life! Not that I would know…

    • Jen and Tonic 09/15/2014 at 11:19 am #

      Change IS really difficult, but you’re right, it’s an important component for living the best life you can. All of the greatest things in life come with some sort of “fine print”, ya know?

  2. KnittedLucy 09/12/2014 at 1:55 pm #

    Such beautiful and calming words 🙂 I feel I have recently come to realise similar thoughts to yourself… Letting go lets go of all negativity in the brain which is hurting You and no-one else. Thank you Jen 🙂

    • Jen and Tonic 09/15/2014 at 9:16 am #

      Negativity is a terrible thing, and really does just eat up all of your happiness.

      So glad you liked this 🙂

  3. Elyse 09/02/2014 at 9:20 am #

    Glad you’re learning to free yourself. Because you’re right, anger and resentment don’t win you any prizes. Which of course sucks.

    • Jen and Tonic 09/02/2014 at 11:20 am #

      “…anger and resentment don’t win you any prizes.” I love that! It’s so true.

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