I made a hard decision this morning. I have been taking a martial arts class for the last couple of years now and have been really struggling with it. I enjoy the working out and social part of it but as far as the actual contact-martial arts/self defense part of it- it was very hard for me. I am 43 years old and my body prefers to do yoga, dance, swim, walk, and bike rather than be thrown around on some dojo mat. I have been putting pressure on myself to stay with it because I don’t like to quit things….it also didn’t help that my boyfriend is one of the senseis (instructors) of the class.
Anyway, this morning I have decided to let this one go..I am a busy mom, school teacher, and writer and I only have so much energy and time to go around. What I really want to do this summer is work on The Warm Milk Journal, ride my bike, go to the beach, and try this dance fitness class that is offered in my area…
I am not a failure. I don’t have to excel at everything. I am free. I have made peace with this decision. Ahh…. : )
I would like to ask you, dear Warm Milk Journal reader, is there anything in your life that is weighing you down and no longer serving you? It could simply be too much clutter in your closets and drawers, a relationship, or you have over committed yourself with volunteer work or taken on too much at work…
Whatever it is, I encourage you to give yourself permission to let it go….if it is no longer (or perhaps never did) serving you in a positive way, just let it go! Free yourself up for people, things, and activities that truly matter for you presently.
Life really is not a dress rehearsal. As far as I know, this is what we’ve got. Let’s make the most of it and not fritter it away on stuff that’s just not or no longer working,,,,ok? OK! ; )
Debra : )