Let Go


I am a self-admitted control freak.  I like to do things myself, my way. I am not intransigent, but I prefer doing it all and having full control.  In general, this works well when it comes to my job. Not only do I get things done, but they are completed in the proper fashion. However, I realize this is all an illusion. I really can’t control everything at all. I cannot control what people will think of me, how they will react to my actions, or if someone will hurt me.  How terrifying!

What should I do?

Let it go.

I am not infallible and mistakes will happen. So what?

Let it go.

Even though I work really hard and I try to be the more respectful and nice person, this does not mean that these feelings will be reciprocated by anyone who I interact with.  I can’t control others’ actions.

Let it go.

I am a very empathetic person and I am cognizant of others’ feelings. I really despise hurting others. Yet, I cannot control how others will treat me nor can I control if they will hurt me. I have been hurt and I cannot fix it. Instead of wallowing, I have decided to move on.

Let it go.

I love blogging. I pour my heart out in every post. As much as I want the entire world to read what I write, I cannot control that. I cannot make everyone read every word I type, so I write for my joy. It inspires me and makes me happy. All else is a cherry on top.

Let it go.

I can control my own actions, feelings and happiness. I choose to live my life filled with love and happiness. It’s a work-in-progress, but I am sticking to my guns. Everything else, I will let go and embrace life’s twists and turns. I know it’s worth the ride!

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  • Amy @ Long Drive Journey

    I love this post! All of these things resonate with me so much. I have also had to learn to let it go. I struggle with it daily (to be honest, I struggle with it hourly, moment-ly). But all I can do is learn and grow.

    • Thanks for your sharing your thoughts, Amy. It is a daily struggle for me too. I have to remind myself to be kind to myself and stop sweating these things that are just out of my control. What’s the point? We are never to old to grow. Lots of hugs!

  • Ohhh Carmen, I felt this from the beginning when we met, but this just confirms my suspicions…we’re one in the same! haha! I think yer writing this post to me too, hehe!! Let’s let all that stuff go! We can’t afford to be stressed out all the time =) Big Hugs! xoxo

    • Ha! I’ve felt the same thing, Louise. Love that you get exactly what I’m saying. I seem to drive myself crazy, but I am ready to release all these worries because they just weigh you done. Don’t cha think? Hugs right back at ya!

  • Elba Valverde

    Great way to start my weekend. I related with all the things you just said. I worried too much for things I can’t control… I should just try to let it go, and enjoy the moment. Have a lovely weekend Carmen. Xo, Elba

    • So great to hear I am not the only “controlling’ one =) It’s best to let these things go, although it is sooooooo hard. Hope you had a wonderful weekend, sweet Elba!