You ever just play old songs you’d listen to back in your teenage years and get bombarded by memories of your upbringing?
I’m reliving the past in the present through music.
My heart grows heavy.
I remember being little always wanting to get away. Grow up. Be on my own.
Well, here I am…
I do love my freedom.
But what have I done with it?
I am building more clarity as each day unfolds.
My biggest issue is around my angst to already be where I want to be.
Things are not happening fast enough. Not happening in my timing.
It feels like I am sitting in dead stop traffic, occasionally being able to move forward at about 5 miles per hour.
I know I just have to be patient.
It’s a time of learning to wait.
[crosses arms and throws tantrum]
Yes. I’m going to complain about it.
But only for a little bit.
To get it out.
Because I need to acknowledge my feelings.
I need to say “I feel FRUSTRATED…. and it’s okay.”
I also know that my feelings aren’t necessarily accurate. I just sometimes grow extreme and get in my head becoming blinded by emotions that block my better reason. It FEELS like I am getting nowhere, but in reality I’ve accomplished so much. I’ve come so far. This is what I need to acknowledge so that I don’t dig myself into a hole that FEELS otherwise. Just because something feels a certain way doesn’t mean it’s true. Feelings come and go.
Right now I need more: Patience. Trust. Faith.
Trust is another big lesson for me.
Letting go of control.
Doing what I can do. Letting go of the rest.
I know it’ll get better.
I just wish better was today.
Okay. I’ve complained. I’ve pouted. I threw my little tantrum.
Now I’m gonna roll up my sleeves and get back to it.
[turns old sappy music off]
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