Day 2: release
What unfinished projects from 2014 am you willing to release now? (Regret not required.)
This has been the year where I learned to drop my expectations and stop fretting so much about what I did or did not do – what I did or did not accomplish.
I spent much of my life living in this sort of dreamworld of expectations. I expected my birthday to be a certain way, I wanted Christmas to be magical and contain specific elements in order for it to be perfect, and so on…
Somehow now matter what I did it never lived up to those expectations and I would be crestfallen. Rather than focus on the inherent magic and wonder of the season – of those events, I would miss it.
The moment I stopped requiring these ridiculous requirements – these over-the-top expectations of how things should be, I started actually enjoying myself. Birthdays and Christmas and other special times became more fantastic than I could have imagined.
It was an epiphany of sorts.
I try to not hold on to those things any more. I try to just live in the moment and do the things I need to get done and not freak out about the things or projects I did not get to. I enjoy what is and not what I imagine it should be.
This is a big thing for me. It is something I carried with me since childhood and it feels so liberating to finally be able to let that go and just live. 🙂
It’s Reverb 14! Time for us to kick back a bit and reflect on 2014. We’d love for you to join us! Just stop on over at:katmcnally.com to find out how!