“The weight on my shoulders… it’s all just… it’s all too heavy.”
I don’t know how many times I have said this, how many times I have heard it.
But I am done with it.
Because now I know that it is okay to just leave it all behind.
There’s always going to be those anchors, the ones that weigh you so far down that you don’t know how long you are going to have to tug on them until they break free.
There’s always going to be some sort of baggage that you have to carry with you.
There’s always going to be weights that are fastened to your heart that tell you how much it is breaking.
But that doesn’t mean that you have to let it sit there, forever on your shoulders, waiting. You don’t have to forget about it, that’s not what I am saying – you just have to accept that it is what it is, it happened, you can’t change it.
Just because it broke you at one point doesn’t mean that you’re not allowed to make something great out of those broken pieces.
Set the heaviness down.
Stop letting it pull you under.
Set the rope free.
Because you have to know that it is okay to leave the heaviness behind.
It’s okay to give yourself the grace, the courage to move forward because the forgiveness that follows can be powerful, and always beautiful.
It’s okay to take your broken pieces and rebuild. Paint the masterpiece, write a best-seller – show them all that your scars don’t make you weak or ugly, they let the light shine through.
There is no rule book to life. There isn’t a single path that you can take. There is no law saying that you have to feel like this forever.
You’re not breaking any promises if you just set it down – move on.
You’re not breaking any hearts by letting it all fly away in the wind.
It’s time to start learning how to live again.
Because it is time to look forward, not back.