Phases of living

One thing I have needed to learn over the past year is that…

it’s okay to do things for awhile, then move on

In the past, I’ve judged myself harshly for this. I’ve told myself I’m a ‘flutterby’ who can’t focus or commit and who ‘wastes money’ trying too many different things. All the while ignoring (of course) the other things I have done, and will continue to do, for years and years and years.

At long last, I’ve finally realised that it IS okay to enjoy doing something for a time and then put it aside.

It is okay to start something new without committing to doing it forever.

It is okay to TRY things and experiment and play, without expectation of a lifelong pursuit…

Life has its phases and cycles.

We grow and change with the seasons and years.

It is okay if the things we do change along with us.

It is okay to enjoy things for awhile and then let them go.

Some may return in future, and we can enjoy them all over again. But we don’t need to grasp them tightly in the meantime. That will only kill our joy and our creativity. Far better to relax our grasp, and enjoy those things we love right now.

And if you do find something that sings to your soul year after year after year, through all the seasons and changes, then that something, my friend, is a wonderful treasure. Enjoy it to the full.

(But don’t regret the fun you’ve had playing with other things along the way.)

It is all good.

It is okay 🙂

P.S. A tip: when you let a thing go, do also let go of the supplies and resources for doing it with! If you do come back to it later, you’ll deserve new beads and yarns and non-dried up paints… and in the meantime, you deserve the space for playing with something else AND the lack of guilt for not using those supplies 😉


Author: verdant1

belly dancer, mother, student, public servant, shaman, knitter, sister, feminist, gardener and a lot more...

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