“Starting over is not an option!”
Unfortunately, that’s a lie many of us hold on to until the bitter end. Through bouts of #failure and hardship, I’ve learned the truth through experience: you can change paths anytime you want to, and oftentimes it’s absolutely necessary that you do.
Yes, starting over and making substantial changes in your life is almost always feasible. Of course, it won’t be easy, but neither is holding on to something that’s not meant to be, or something that’s already gone. The truth is, no one wins a game of chess by only moving forward; sometimes you have to move backward to put yourself in a position to win. And this is a #perfect metaphor for life. Sometimes when it feels like you’re running into one dead end after another, it’s actually a #sign that you’re not on the right path. Maybe you were meant to hang a left back when you took a right, and that’s perfectly fine. #Life gradually teaches us that U-turns are allowed. So turn around when you must! There’s a big #difference between giving up and starting over in the right direction. And there are three little words that can release you from your past mistakes and regrets, and get you back on track. These words are: “From now on…”
So… from now on, what should you do? Anything. Something small. As long as you don’t just sit in your seat, strapped down to a destiny that isn’t yours. If you mess it up, start over. Try something else.
No doubt, one of the absolute hardest #lessons in life is letting go – whether it’s guilt, anger, love or loss. Change is never easy – you fight to hold on and you fight to let go. But letting go is generally the healthiest #path forward. It clears out toxic thoughts and choices from the past and paves the way to make the most positive use of the present. You’ve got to emotionally free yourself from some of the things that once meant a lot to you, so you can move beyond the past and move forward. Again, it takes hard work to let go and #refocus yourself, but it’s worth every bit of effort you can muster! Let go and grow! #Ness
Civita di Bagnoregio ⛰ This amazing city is just a couple hours away from #Rome and is truly one of a kind #hilltop location! Getting here was an #adventure in itself and the walk across the lengthy bridge to get there is longer than it seems lol but the views were absolutely breathtaking 🤗 I've been wanting to visit this #amazing place forever and it was everything I imagined ❤️ More pics of my 22 days in #Europe to come. #Ness