on dropping the ball
2012 was the year of discarding.
It was amazing how good that felt, amazing how opening up a little physical space in my life made my mind open up a bit as well.
Of course, it wasn’t just things that I let go of, it was also ideas. Perfection was at the top of the list, followed by the notion of being caught up. I also tossed some fear to the wind and watched it fly away, despite the fact that it kept telling me those wings were broken.
Truth is, I tossed with abandon.
I threw out boxes of things and bags of possessions. I flung words into every corner and watched them wrestle. I hurled old hurts into the fire, and grudges got the boot.
And then I opened my arms wide and embraced the sky.
My hands are empty, but my heart is not.
I became a gypsy.
Well, okay, not exactly.
But you know what I mean.
Reverb 12/Cultivate 2012:
What do you need to let go of to cultivate your best life in 2013?
What did you learn?