why i burned 8 years worth of journals
As year end approaches, I've been reflecting on my experiences and all the growth I've had over the last ten years.... major life changes, shifting old belief patterns, and making new choices in all areas of my life.
My journaling practice helped me process, release, and find a better understanding of my experiences along the way.
As I prepare for the new year, I decided it was time to release all the emotional baggage I had been carrying for so long, and that I was ready to let go of the journals, too.
I kept the two most recent years worth of journals for reference, and amongst a group of supportive women, I burned two bins full.
As I watched them burn, I honored my past while gratefully releasing years of sadness, confusion, anger, guilt, and shame that I choose to no longer carry.
My past has been impacting my present for too long. I no longer wish to let my history influence what I choose in the present.
I honor my experiences, lessons and growth and I've integrated what I need to.
I choose not to carry the weight of my past, and in letting go, I create space for the new to emerge.
I choose to ground myself and live in the present.
I'm ready to begin my next chapter, unencumbered.
I begin as I wish to continue, liberated and free.
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