Right now I just want to sit here and listen to One Republic and drink my vanilla chai tea latte and let the words tumble out and not care how they fall. The words that I was too scared to let out yesterday.
To know that saying no to the good and yes to the better; cutting out the busy and embracing the less-involved; to shunning the pin-worthy and grabbing hold of the easy; avoiding the surrounded and being okay with the lonely– It is better. It is best.
Sometimes I exhale the stress of a moment. Other times I exhale the stress of a lifetime.
Well ladies, I’ve dropped out of the rat race and I’m waving the white flag of surrender. Do you always have to give up something to gain something? I say yes. But the gain is always worth it.
I want to be able to control what people think of me. So I explain. And explain some more. And defend.
As a former “good girl” and “recovering perfectionist” and “people pleaser,” a huge part of me so identifies with the message of the song Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen.
Because whether I was wrong – or the critic was wrong – coming face to face with my mistakes is what pushes me closer to Jesus.