Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

Mantra



Have you ever had something keep popping up over and over in your life? A certain song, a certain saying, a certain - anything? I have as of late, and it's been the phrase, which I'm now making my mantra, "Let Go". It started off a few weeks ago as a simple magnet that told me, "Let go or be dragged" so I dumped the guy I was dating. He wasn't the right fit (to say the least) and I didn't want to drag a one-sided relationship into the new year. 

After that, I saw (and loved) the Disney movie, "Frozen" and fell in love with the song, "Let it Go". So I did just that. I let the anger I had been hanging onto, go. I gave forgiveness and just, "let it go". 

The next day I heard someone on TV say to "let go", so I did it again. I let go of over 8 inches of hair in order to start the new year off with a fresh look. And now, with this phrase stuck in my head, I plan on continuing to "let go". I refuse to take any unwanted 2013 baggage with me into the new year. Yep, this girl is UNPACKING IT! After all, this sh*t gets heavy! 

2014 is a year of invention with new things to be birthed, and reincarnation of good things past brought back to life. What will you unpack tomorrow as the clock strikes midnight? What will you let go of?


Let It Go

Let it go, let it go
Can't hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn my back and slam the door

The snow glows white on the mountain tonight,
Not a footprint to be seen.
A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I'm the queen.
The wind is howling like the swirling storm inside.
Couldn't keep it in, heaven knows I tried.

Don't let them in, don't let them see,
Be the good girl you always had to be.
Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know.
Well now they know.

Let it go, let it go
Can't hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn my back and slam the door
And here I stand and here I'll stay
Let it go, let it go
The cold never bothered me anyway

It's funny how some distance makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me can't get to me at all.
Up here in the cold thin air I finally can breathe.
I know I left a life behind but I'm too relieved to grieve.

Let it go, let it go
Can't hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn my back and slam the door
And here I stand, and here I'll stay
Let it go, let it go
The cold never bothered me anyway

Standing frozen
In the life I've chosen.
You won't find me.
The past is all behind me
Buried in the snow.

Let it go, let it go
Can't hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn my back and slam the door
And here I stand, and here I'll stay
Let it go, let it go
The cold never bothered me anyway, yeah, whoa
Let it go
Na, na, here I stand, let it go, let it go, oh
Let it go

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Z is for Eventually

I'd love to backdate this post to April 30th, 2013 as it should have been the last post in the April, 26-day, "A-Z Blog Challenge", but I will let it stand "as is" with the current date of December 29th, 2013. I'm allowing this post serve as a testament to the fact that things are never really over until you totally give up. Nothing is done until you actually quit.

While I never finished the challenge in the recommended time frame, I realize that I never quit on the challenge or blogging in general. Ideas for blogging have popped in and out of my head since April, and the fact is, it's still not too late to finish what I started. Afterall, I'm not dead yet.

I could go on and ask myself, and you my readers, why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we give up on things - diets, exercise, life changes, or any various New Year's resolution that we've made for that matter, but I'd rather focus on finishing instead. I don't know that any one of us will ever know the "whys" - too busy, too tired, too lazy, life got in the way - but I won't spend another sentence thinking (or blogging) about that.

With another New Year's Eve upon us, I am finishing this April 2013 challenge in a zen like state (hey, that's a "Z" word!) so I can move on to new blogging and life challenges. I am putting to rest the nagging feeling of incompleteness and considering this 8 month old challenge, COMPLETED.