It is not news to me that part of moving forward in life is letting go of things in the past that have served as limiting factors. I did have an epiphany recently that changed my views of what letting go means.
I was taught that letting go meant forgiveness and forgetting. I’ve challenged that thought since I was taught that’s what it is meant. We all encounter offenses that can’t be forgiven and we even encounter offenses that certainly shouldn’t be forgotten and even those that can not be forgotten.
Letting go has come to mean- stop giving those things that can’t be forgiven or forgotten power to control your present and future. Learn from them, no matter how hard or emotional the lessons are, take what you need from them and move on. Maybe someday the time for forgiving and forgetting will occur, maybe it won’t. You alone have to choice as to what you allow control you.
I lived for years letting fears born of things that happened to me as a child govern me to the core. It’s hard to shake things like that and I only recently started challenging those boundaries that had been applied to my life. No one applied those boundaries but me. They were a safety net, built to keep me safe from the things I had learned to fear. Slowly I’m breaking through them. In this I’m gaining confidence I have never felt before. Some of these things have been addressed, forgiven and put in the back of my mind. Some things I’m not forgiving and certainly not forgetting, I’m letting go. I’m not letting them control me any longer, I’m pushing through them and healing.
I am now selling Kombucha scobys and water kefir grains through etsy. I will soon be adding sourdough starter and milk kefir grains as well as flavorings and other brewing supplies. Here is a link to my store:
(via Kombucha culture)
Check out this article in Creative Loafing. That’s me in the picture! I’m mentioned a few times and you can see pictures of my brewing process and such. I am so excited to be part of this!
www.kombuchalady.com is the link to my Kombucha blog in case you want to check it out as well.
I can’t say I set many resolutions this year. More so thought about where I wanted my life to go and what steps I’d need to take to get there. Of those here are I guess what my resolutions for this year are:
1-Healthier eating and exercise habits. This will be beneficial in accomplishing a good few of my goals in life.
2-Get back to writing. Be it on here, my kombucha blog, a book I’m working on, poetry, or in an actual journal I need to get back to writing.
3-Spending more time with loved ones.
4- Using my creative abilities on a more regular basis.
There are more but in my groggy mind those are the ones that stand out to me this morning.
Hi guys! So you know when you make a bunch of cupcakes and they need sharing?
I made a big awesome Kickstarter project and it needs sharing (please reblog!). Visit my Laser Cut Jewelry Collection Project HERE»
There are 13 days left and I’m 52% funded (less than $2400 to go). The way Kickstarter works is all or nothing so I need a boost in sharing to help get the word out to make these last few weeks as successful as the first few weeks.
Thanks for all the backing and sharing. Wishing everyone a happy holiday weekend and lots of love for all the help so far.
[IMAGE: gingerbread cupcakes (mix from Trader Joes) with lasercut acrylic letter toppers spelling Kickstarter]
Lasers! PEW PEW PEW!!!
Check out what my friend Garland is able to do with lasers!!!!
I wrote up a review on Lenny Boy Kombucha on my blog. They are local to me in the Charlotte NC area so I felt compelled to trying them out! Glad I did!
Today my son drew himself as a boy for the first time in his life. He’s five and a half years old. For that many years, when he has drawn himself, he has drawn himself as a girl.
In the mediums of crayon, colored pencil and marker, our son is a beautiful girl with long…