"If you can't change it, you might as well let it go" Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown says it best in one of my favorite songs, "Save your strength for things that you can change, forget the ones you can't, you gotta let 'em go."  I have been trying my whole life to make changes: in other people, for other people, at my job, to the world.  But the one thing I wasn't trying to change was me.  I thought if EVERYONE else would change, EVERYTHING in my life would be different.  Problem is, I found out I can't change anyone but myself...and that was the only thing that wasn't changing.  So, I started on this journey.  I had to get to know myself, my fears, my hopes, my dreams. I had to learn to take control of my life.  That change wouldn't happen unless I put myself out there, tried new things, took some risks, and felt uncomfortable every once in a while.  I also had to learn to "let go" of a lot of things, which was the hardest part for me.  As the summer ends, I am hopeful that this year ahead of me will be different, because I am.  I am "saving my strength" for when I need it, making "changes" where I can, and "letting everything else go". Well, I hope to anyway...

I love being a mom!

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