Bye Felicia - Bye to all my crazy hang ups. I am not kicking all my craziness off the crazy train because well that would just be crazy.
1. I am giving up the need to be perfect. There is no need for me to strive for the perfect body since it would take lots of surgery and money at this point. Who cares if I have a dust ball collection taking residence or I use plastic bags and sometimes plastic straws (gasp). Being Martha Stewart was too much stress and keeping up with the latest fashion trends in my varying sizes was depleting my bank account. So what if my kids did not go to Harvard and they do stupid things that encourage my love for adult beverages. Because I am a giving person it is only charitable to let others see my humanness.
2. Being Right. I love to be right ALL the time EVERYTIME. In my world, whoever is the loudest or gets the last word is right. If I am not right, am I wrong? Always being right could be wrong. This is too complicated so best I give up always being right - right?
3. The Need to Control. This is going to be really hard for me since I single handedly solve the world's problems. I am going to embrace the unknown by treating life like a treasure hunt - do not know where I am going or what I am going to do, but obviously if it is not done my way it will be wrong.
4. The Past. I have been caught more than once talking to myself out loud. Most of the time, I am reliving the painful/embarrassing past and I actually replay it out loud to myself for a different outcome. Other times I think about an incident and cringe and we are talking about things that happened when I was in 5th grade. The worst is when my brain thinks it would be productive or funny to think about the past when I lay my head on my pillow and then I am stuck staying up all night worrying about the past. I will let go of the past and move forward with hope and grace and live in the present. You all just need to stop laughing!