Catch Up or Let Go?

I haven’t written a blog in a very long time. At first I thought I would do multiple blogs to catch up but soon there just became too many. Soon I was totally overwhelmed. For a time, I honestly thought that I’d catch up one day. But now I believe that I will post this explanation and simply let go.

For the past couple of years I have been the 24/7 caregiver for my husband who had a rare neurological illness – Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). He passed away last year.

It was my privilege to care for him. Joe was my third husband and I, his third wife. We shared so much joy and laughter after our practice marriages and finally getting it “right”. It was a no-brainer to shelve my career in order to care for him. Rather than spend my days somewhere entertaining and educating others, I got to share those final days with the love of my life.

So today I begin anew. I will not fall prey to any perfectionist thoughts that say I have to catch up for missing time – the missing blogs. There are no regrets which haunt me. Instead I have incredible memories.

Are you struggling to catch up? Are you buckling under the pressure? Do you wonder what others will think if you simply let go and move on?

It isn’t about what others think. It’s about what you can live with. I believe that sometimes we are the only ones who place these outrageous expectations on ourselves. So to you I say, let it go.

Shed the regrets and get busy making memories. Store them up for when you need them most.

merri@merrimacartney.com

With more than 25 years of sharing hard learned lessons, both personally and professionally, through speaking, coaching and publishing books, Merri offers a totally unique motivational experience.

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