Let Go.

My post this week on the Equals Record is one of my most personal yet. For starters, I talk about how learning to relax a little and just let go led me to believe in miracles. Sound weird? I know. Skeptical? I totally understand. Give it a read if you like, and let me know what you think.

An excerpt from the new post: I was seventeen-years-old when I decided that miracles were real. A senior in high school and knee-deep in anxiety over college, boys, fitting in, moving out (just about everything, really), I'd grown accustomed to spending many nights, hands clasped, sending silent prayers to a nameless god: "Please let me get in to my first-choice college. Please let the cute boy in math class - the one who's never even looked my way - notice me. Please let the fact that I'm graduating and moving away be a dream I can wake up from." (Let me pause here to say how embarrassing this last bit was to write - did I really lose sleep over these sorts of things?) Anyway, one night, mid-worry and seemingly out of the blue, it hit me. Why was I afraid?

See the rest at the Equals Record, here. Thanks so much, as always, for reading!

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Hannah Brandt said...

I loved this article and completely related - right down the the first choice school and ending up at UCSC.

Such a good reminder to live in the moment and be grateful for all the good things :)

Heather said...

It's amazing how much life changes (for the better!) once you start letting go, isn't it? :) And it's so true that it helps to remind yourself that you'll be okay because you've always been okay--such wise words!

Shoko said...

Thanks, guys! Hannah, what a coincidence! :)

Melissa said...

Such a good article, Shoko! I really enjoyed it. I once heard this quote, "Worry is like sitting in a rocking chair. It takes a whole lot of effort but you never get anywhere." I try to remember that when I get too consumed with doubt and fear. Whether everything goes according to plan or not, it's all going to be OK!

Shoko said...

Thanks so much, Melissa! That is a wonderful quote!

Lisa said...

Such an inspiring post - just what I needed to read! I just left a comment on the Equals Record.

Nina said...

Loved this. I've recently learned to let go and let be and it's brought on a whole new perspective and approach to life.

Rose said...

Wow, such a great reminder today. Thank you for your honesty. You never know whose perspective it might change.

Pink Ronnie said...

Loved this post, like always.
I've been freaking out about my health these last couple of weeks, but I honestly have to 'let it go' and just get on with doing my best in terms of diet/sleep/exercise. Everything else is outside of my control.... much better to spend my mental energy appreciating my loved ones.
Ronnie xo

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