Thursday, September 13, 2012

Letting Go

From the perspective of someone who can be quite the perfectionist at times, I know how difficult it can be to let go. I had a cute green security blanket that I slept with for quite a while, and I sucked my thumb until I was older than five. Awesome. I know. Those things aside, it's hard letting to. We grow up and must let go of all the expectations we had for life as a child, because, quite frankly, things change. Life all around us changes. Little disturbances create big waves, because we hold onto something too tightly. We cling to people, places, or things that make us feel safe and comfortable. It often takes a little bit of faith, some honesty with ourselves, and a whole lot of trust, but letting go allows us to really live this beautiful life.

a view from above...

For someone who often struggles, but is getting better at dealing, with life's curve balls, I really enjoy flying for some odd reason. I absolutely love it, flying that is, not the crying babies and crowded airports part. For the few hours I'm in an airplane flying from point a to point b, I feel like there's no worry in the world. Zooming through the sky at 20 or 30-something thousand feet is almost therapeutic to me. I know that all you anxious fliers out there are trying to figure out how anyone could ever feel relaxed and peaceful in an airplane, but I just do. It's hard to explain the exact feeling.

All I know is that flying isn't much different than life. We're zooming along at cruising altitude, there are ups and downs, and every once in a while there's some turbulence thrown in just to shake things up, literally. All I know is that flying, like life, takes some faith and knowing that everything will work out just fine. I certainly don't want to die after having lived my life in a fearful state of mind all the years I've lived. Have faith that you'll arrive safely at your destination, and hopefully you enjoy the ride, and the view, along the way.

clouds or not, the view is grand

If only I could apply that mentality I have in flying to every waking moment of life. If I could let go half as good as I fly peacefully, things would flow much smoother around here. Life's curve balls, or turbulent patches, would not seem nearly as severe with a little faith that everything will be fine. Sometimes knowing in your heart that a safe landing awaits is all you need to get through a rough patch. Knowing. It's so much easier said than done, but it's worth a shot. What do you have to lose? Let go.


  1. What a beautifully written post :)

  2. I think you married the right guy. ;)
    Great post!

  3. What a beautiful post!! You are AWESOME!! I am also someone that struggles with dealing with life's hard stuff...but I also struggle with flying! :( I need to take some advice from you in LOTS of ways. Thank you for sharing this!! xo