Hello: Well first things first...Starting Sunday I'm off on vacation. I'll let this conversation from "Modern Family" tell you where I'm going.
Cameron : Maybe we should go away. You know, go someplace to heal.
Mitchell : Where?
Cameron : Well, someplace with a vibrant theater scene... Top-notch restaurants... The jewel of Missouri's white river.
Mitchell : We're not going to Branson.
Well actually...I am. Mason & I are joining my parents at their timeshare. Besides the neighboring Minnesota, this will be Mason's first trip out of the state.
Since I will be gone I will only be posting twice next week. But actually it won't be me...Guss will be guest posting. And it will give you a clear look at our very weird relationship.
However before that I have to share this. When I started the "Everyday in May" challenge (which I did fail) I was most excited for this topic. Awhile a go I mentioned on instagram and here I got my third tattoo.
So the subject: React to the term "letting go".
I actually got his tattoo a month before I even saw this but knew it would be the perfect time to finally show you what I got.
* Below is a picture of my tattoo. It is on the side of my right foot. I hate hate feet. I'm not super grossed out by them but really, who needs to see your feet? Not me. But I had to show an example...
(Also I need to get it touched up. Since the text was so thin, when it was healing/scabbing (ew) over it lost some of the letters...thankfully touch ups are free)
Now finally the reason why I got it:
A few years a go I was in therapy, mostly for my worrying and co-dependency. One of the most vivid things I remember from these sessions were letting go.
My therapist walks in and throws a pillow on the floor. She proceeds to tell me the pillow is her problems. I can listen to it, feel for her, but when the conversation is over, do I pick it up? Or just leave her problems there sitting on the floor.
Previously I was always picking that pillow up, carrying someone else's problems with me. Having that visual really made me realize, I can't do that. I need to let go.
Let it all go...everyone else's feelings and problems. I have enough of my own, I need to let go of what other people are throwing my way.
It is some of the best advice I have ever gotten and that is why it is now permanently on my body. A message I need to remember and believe in.