Several months ago, I had a long conversation with one of my best friends from law school.
“Amelia,” she said, “You are really good at holding on to ropes. And you excel at making sure you don’t let go of one rope until you have a firm grasp on another one. But sometimes that rope is cut from you – how do you handle the freefall?”
Hmmm. “Not very well” would be a gross understatement.
In looking back over these past 12 months, I’ve faced that freefall a few times – some in splendid ways, others in heart-wrenching ways. I don’t really believe in defining our lives based on 12-month periods (“oh, that was tough year,” or “that was a wonderful year!”), but I do believe in the end of a year as a natural time to reflect back on reoccurring themes and lessons in our lives, and how those shape our progress forward.
And if there was one mantra I repeated to myself over and over in 2018, it was “let go.”Continue reading 2018: The Year of Letting Go