For the month of December, I’m participating in Reverb12, responding to prompts reflecting on my year. If you’d like to participate, visit Daily Angst.
Prompt for December 5th: Letting go: For next year, I’m letting go of…
Next year, the only thing I know that I will let go of is weight. No guarantees for anything else.
But, there’s so much I’d like to let go of…
I’d like to let go of fear of failure, which holds me back from taking risks. I freeze when I’m afraid, and end up not moving forward. Right now, fear of failure is holding me back from finishing my cover letter and applying for a full-time job. Fear of failure, or of making the wrong decision sometimes holds me back from making the simplest of decisions. Recently, I froze when I had to decide on a textbook for a class. I didn’t want to choose the wrong one, even though all of my finalists would’ve been fine choices. I just get paralyzed by indecision, and it drives me crazy. That needs to stop.
I’d like to let go of angst. Over friendships that failed, relationships that failed, of the fear that I’ll ruin my children somehow. I’ve certainly gotten better at this, but I still need to work on it.
I think those are lofty enough goals. We’ll see how the year plays out.
If you are participating in Reverb12, please leave a link in the comments. I’d love to read your responses!