Dress: T.J. Maxx
Today, I want to talk about letting go (cue Elsa singing Let it Go) and how to move forward with mistakes we have made in our past.
No one is perfect. And, I’m coming to understand this more and more. We all have a past, we all have done things we might not be proud of, and we all feel some guilt or shame for those mistakes.
Whether you hooked up with a random guy drunk or you quit a job too soon and are struggling to find a new one, mistakes are inevitable. They will continue to happen and they will become part of our past. But that’s the beautiful thing about our past—it doesn’t (need to) effect on our present days or our future days ahead. I think we forget that.
Do you ever have those nights where you stay up or can’t fall asleep because you’re reminiscing of all the things you’ve done or said that you regret? For me, that includes the two times in my life I got too drunk and cried in front of multiple people. Both happened this summer, and even though I didn’t do anything crazy that you’d see in a movie or during spring break, I still regret it.
As I talk about how much I regret and hate that I got drunk twice this summer, the more I laugh at how stupid that sounds. Why should I care? It was an accident, no one got hurt, nothing horrible happened, the world didn’t end, so why harbor those feelings and memories?
Trust me, getting drunk isn’t the only thing I regret. I have many things I regret including: almost all of my previous relationships, things I’ve said, how I’ve handled certain situations, etc.
What I’m trying to say is every time you make a mistake or a decision you regret (whether it was last night or 10 years ago) don’t beat yourself up for it. Let it go and move forward. Don’t look back at your past in shame or regret. It’s okay that you made a mistake; just learn from it and apply that to your future.
What do you need to let go of from your past? Maybe it’s an old relationship you never fully healed from. Maybe it’s a fight you had with an ex-friend. Maybe it’s a night you drank too much. Regardless, it’s time to let go and move forward from the regrets you have in your past. It’s in your past for a reason, so make sure to leave it there.
What do you need to let go of and move forward from? Make sure to share your thoughts and stories below!