If you follow me then you know of my love for Marilyn Monroe. She is my favorite bombshell. She was broken and thought to be just another dumb blonde but often said the most profound things. I’m kind of a quote aficionado. Harry and I have shared many quotes with each other throughout our friendship. One of them is mentioned in the graphic above.
Sometimes we have to let go of someone. Even if that someone somehow makes us better. Makes us who we are. Completes us. But if we don’t, we’ll never find and strive for the passion in the life we’ve already built.
As I write and get feedback from other bloggers, I find so many people leading lives of quiet desperation. Why? Don’t we, the passionate ones, write about leading fulfilling lives? That life is to be filled with happiness? Have we become complacent? Believe that this is what we deserve? It’s BULLSHIT! We deserve full lives, we deserve deep and abiding love, we deserve to be desired. We need to find our passion in those that makes us better. We need not live with complacency. Or be afraid to move on if necessary.
Do NOT become complacent. Don’t ever settle. If you do you’ll become a fat drunk like I used to be. And then when you find your passionate outlet it will burn out of control. Harness it, but feed it. Surround yourself with people that make you better, that don’t hinder you. Don’t let them make you question your beliefs, or maybe even your sanity.
Finding this blog world helped me to do just that. Getting healthy, losing weight, getting sober, finding my own strength helped me too. A dear friend told me that I found my way on my own. I believe that’s true to an extent. I also let go of a lot of anger, frustration, and sadness.
I can’t say that letting go is easy. It’s not. It’s like death. It is death. We must mourn it. But in our grief we must find our light. Our task is then to never let that light in our souls be extinguished. By anyone or anything……