According to daysoftheyear.com (which appears to be a very official listing of random holidays, days of celebration, and the like), tomorrow is Let It Go Day.
No, I’m not talking about Elsa and her wonderful song, but if you want to sing it, feel free.
Let It Go Day, according to the description, is a “national day when…you are taking the brave step to cast away all…hang-ups from a previous chapter in your life. Let It Go Day is the perfect occasion to stop wasting your energy on negative feelings from the past and instead focus on building…a positive future.”
It sounds so freeing (and easy), doesn’t it? Just to let everything that hums around in your mind out the window—poof! It’s gone!
In practice, it’s so much harder to just suddenly forget things that happened in the past. Nor do I advocate erasing cringe-worthy moments from your life entirely. Past occurrences, whether good or bad, help shape us into better people. The negative seconds of your life are part of your story, and there’s no use in pretending they didn’t happen.
So why am I talking about Let It Go Day?
Because there is merit in letting go of things that don’t serve you.
Societal expectations that only make you feel worse about yourself. Things people said to you or about you that weren’t true.
Anything that doesn’t advance your character development or serve as a fundamental building block for you—it’s time to say goodbye.
And so tonight, in preparation for tomorrow’s day of celebration, I’m thrilled to bid adieu to the following:
I may not have my published book sitting on the shelves of Barnes and Noble, and I certainly am not the perfect example of a Polished Young Lady. But my goodness, I am fierce and determined to make myself a better person than I was yesterday, so who cares? Let. It. Go.
We can start a revolution—one built on self-acceptance and learning to move beyond negativity. Join me, will you?
Writer, editor, and storyteller living in the Twin Cities.