Let Go, Embrace The Release And Move On

Bogged down by past mistakes and misfortune, some days, I feel like I’m sleepwalking. I’m going through life on autopilot, wash the dishes, make the bed, do the laundry. I sleep, but it’s not restful. I’ve come to realize that I have control of very little in my life. I can’t control my own body and feel defeated at times. No one chooses to have a chronic illness, however it’s how we deal with what we have that makes a difference in living a happy life.

Failure and mistakes are part of the learning process. Becoming strong enough to let go of failure and learning from mistakes is a part of life. Your experiences make you who you are. Everyone has experienced failure and disappointment at some point in their life. Release what has failed and give yourself credit for surviving.

No one has a perfect life. Let go of what once was and embrace what is.  When my mind says “go” but my body says “no,” I must adjust accordingly to survive. I have good days, bad days and sometimes a mixture all in one day. I keep wanting and waiting for things to improve, get better but until then I’ll just keep moving forward. It may be at a turtle’s pace, but forward progress is progress! Let go, embrace the release, and move on.

This quote by Lao Tzu gives me hope, “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

Michele Palermo

Michele is a retired registered nurse who spent 15 years in Emergency Medicine. That's where she learned there's a fragility to life. Diagnosed with lupus, after going through a divorce, taught her to be a survivor instead of a victim. With her career shortened by illness she turned to books. She fell in love with the written word as a young child. To her, words convey emotion. Her new passion is writing. As an aspiring author, she hopes to inspire others on this roller coaster called life.

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