Let Go.

This is day five in the #Reverb10 project.

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

I let go of doing what felt like “most of the work” in relationships and expecting others to give “equally” because it was exhausting, unfulfilling and downright disheartening. Instead of carving out time from a very busy schedule for these kinds of relationships, I’m reclaiming that time and energy for my husband and children.

Letting go of these relationships and the expectations I had of others was extraordinarily difficult though. I’m not sure I’ve completely let go, and I work everyday on accepting people for who they are, rather than who I’d like them to be. The reverberations from the letting go has been fraught with pain, sadness and hurt, but I think in the end, I’ll feel better about spending time with people who have a more balanced give-and-take relationship with me.

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