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I have also been thinking a lot about how easily it is for us as individuals to get lost in things and relationships. It's easy for us to fall into bad relationships and struggle to pull away. I'm not just referring to our spouses, either. I a talking all relationships - friendships, families, work... Relationships that are toxic, suffocating and turn us into people we aren't. We all have them, so don't try to deny it.
What do you do when you fall into one? Well, it's never too late to get out of it. Always remember that. Over the past few years, I have found myself cutting more and more people out of my life. They enjoy the drama too much or are just mean and spiteful people or they are the "misery loving company" type individuals that are only content when others are falling on their faces. Who needs that and honestly, who the hell has time for it? I know I don't..
The more time that has passed since the WWP retreat I attended, the more time I have had to think. I can honestly say the retreat made me a better person. I learned a lot about myself that weekend and was able to bring it home with me. I have been able to focus on me and who I am, I have found ore clarity in things and relationships. I can simply let go of things that won't matter a month, year or ten years from now. Those things are not worth occupying my time or energy with. Since the retreat, I have also learned how easy it is for people to simply "click". I met two ladies that will forever hold a place in my life. Our friendships were formed and it instantly felt like we had known each other for years. It's a rare thing to find.
So, my challenge to you dear friends and readers, let go of the toxic relationships and anything that will hold you down. You are all amazing and unique individuals. We each serve a purpose in life. Find your purpose and run with it! Never let anyone hold you down or keep you from doing what makes you happy. I also challenge you to face one of your fears. Do something that terrifies the hell out of you and come out with a smile of accomplishment.
And always, be you!!!