You know when it’s time.. to let go.
It’s never (or rarely) easy to let go of thing in our lives that are important to us. I know it’s not for me.
I’ve had big dreams wrapped up in my ideas and it can be painful to let those dreams go. Believe me, I know.
You may or may not know that for almost 15 years I was a professional wedding photographer. I started immediately after college and LOVED it. It was so fun and creative and I went many years with those big dreams in mind for my business. And it did well. I was never crazy busy, but that was OK, it was plenty.
And then it wasn’t. In 2008 it just stopped, literally stopped. I was shooting less than 1/4 what I was prior to that and could barely keep my head above water. I did everything I could think of to salvage the business- got on my knees to pray, changed up my packages, hired an expensive consultant..
But nothing changed. The next year was just as bad. So I started to think God was answering my prayer..just not the way I wanted. It hurt, I had tried so hard and fought..but I had to let go. I cried about it, even mourned the loss of what felt like my identity.
But here I am.. stronger.. grateful…loving that I have my Saturday’s back (you don’t KNOW how much I love having my Saturdays back).
It’s been several years and the further I get from it I am amazed that I held on so tight.
Go ahead.. let go.. it might be the best thing for you.
What have you let go of lately?
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