Sometimes, you have to let go of something in order to move forward. Letting go of anything is always scary, no matter which aspect of your life it relates to, because if you are having to 'let go' of something, it means you've been holding onto it for a long time, and deep down, it's because it means a lot to you.
Over the last 2-3 years, I've let go of a lot of things, a lot, big things, life changing-heart breaking-permanent.. things, and recently, I made the decision to let go of something that has been almost like a part of my identity for the past 5 years. It was something that I feel I've wanted to do for a long time, but didn't have the courage to.
The following has gone through my head in every moment I would think about letting go of this 'part of my identity'.. "what would I do after it?", "who would I be?", "would people remember me?", "but it's given me so much over the last 5 years, how could I give that up?" or simply, "I can't give up on this". Well maybe, just maybe, letting go doesn't mean you are giving up at all, it simply means, you are letting go, in order to move forward.
So I let go, I made the announcement, I said goodbye to an online community of thousands of people and businesses who have followed my personal journey through social media for the past 5 years, and guess what, the sky didn't fall, I'm totally fine and the support I received from my beautiful little community has been completely overwhelming, in the most heartwarming, soul oozing way possible. Words literally cannot describe the gratitude I have felt over the last few days.
Now, I'm moving foward, I've started a new online community on social media through a private account for now, and taken only those with me who genuinly wanted to come, who reached out to me to continue my journey with me. Those who have come with me aren't even 10% of my followers, but I'm so glad I did it the way I have, publicly, but privately moving forward, organically, in my own way. Social media can be a beautiful experience, you know, if you choose to use it in the right way.
I guess you can say as I have let go of one journey to start another, I really haven't given up at all, I've just found the courage to make a change to align with my values and visions at this point in my life. My large social media following was no longer serving me, to be honest it was draining me, I wasn't following my heart anymore through keeping it and through holding on with hope that my feelings towards it might change. I needed to channel my energy, time and love elsewhere, I needed to listen to where my heart wanted to take me, I needed to reclaim my identity.
For those who might be wondering, there will be no changes to my blog, other than the fact that I have to go through all of my copy now since the very beggining and edit it to reflect my new journey. I will still be popping up on the world wide web and into your inbox if you are one of my subscribers on a weekly basis. Basically, this short and sweet blog post was to update you too, my sparkling reader, and to let you know that it's ok to be scared of making big changes, we all are, even when you don't know what will happen once you do, because that's how you grow from a place of truth, that my darling, is how you truly evolve into who you are and go where you are meant to be.
All my love,