In 2018, I Hope You Let Go

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In 2018, I hope you “lets get going”. I hope you “lets get going” of the idea that you’re not enough, that you are always merely that little bit behind everybody else. I hope you stop comparing yourself to your friends and strangers who seem to have everything. I hope you let go of the thought that you have to have absolutely everything by the time you’re 30. I hope you learn that everyone goes through life at different rates, that winning the race to a mortgage or an participation or a puppy, does not define you. I hope you realise that to keep moving , no matter how quickly, is still a success in itself.

In 2018, I hope you let go of the pain 2017 brought you. I hope you learn to see it as its own experience which taught you and helped you to grow, I hope you see that another puncture to the heart does not violate it entirely. I hope you can still see yourself as whole. I hope you can overcome this belief that someone else’s mistake means you aren’t worthy, loveable or beautiful. I hope you can learn to push away negativity instead of inhaling it in. I hope you “lets get going” of that voice which whispers to you late at night, which tells you deserved it. That it might happen again.

In 2018, I hope you can “lets get going” of your mistakes and failings , no matter how big or small . I hope you can learn to forgive yourself for not being perfect. I hope you can look in the mirror and be proud of the woman looking back. I hope you can see the strength in her eyes, the determination, the power. I hope you can tell yourself that life is difficult sometimes, that there are always obstacles, that you cannot always be your absolute best but you can get pretty damn close.

In 2018, I hope you can learn to only be . To let go of this notion that there is always something you need to be better at or achieve, or have right now. I hope you can take each day as it comes, each moment as it is upon you, each impression as it radiates throughout your body. I hope you can see your life from the outside, I hope you can enjoy the warmth on a summer’s evening with a glass of wine in one hand and a good book in the other, with perfectly nowhere else you would rather or need to be.

In 2018, I hope you can “lets get going” of this idea that you need to be happy all of the time, that sadness is for the weak . I hope you can accept your blue days just like the rest of them. I hope you can allow yourself to mend, to recover, to recharge. I hope you can stop punishing yourself for feeling beat down by life and all of its demands and disappointments. I hope you can accept that it’s okay not to be okay, in fact sometimes it’s needed because self-care is important, because you are.

In 2018, I hope you can “lets get going” of this nagging feeling that it will be only the same. That you will find yourself in this exact stance in 365 days. That you are able to look back on another year where you feel as if you have let yourself and others down. I hope you can “lets get going” of this hopelessness which exists inside of you which tells you nothing good will happen to you. I hope you can begin to accept that good things come to those who wait and unbelievable things happen to those who fight for it. And you do.

In 2018, I hope you can let go of everything inside your mind which keeps you back, which doesn’t realize how far you will go . Maybe it wasn’t this year, maybe it won’t be next, but you will get there.

In 2018, I hope you know that.

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