Letting Go

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My roommate said to me the other day, “Everyone says you figure out who you are in college, but I think it really happens after college.” I couldn’t agree with her more. But I’m quickly discovering that in order to do that, you have to let go of your expectations for yourself. Because things change. Relationships change. Dreams change. YOU change. And you can’t let yourself be confined by expectations that you have suddenly outgrown. Often I find myself wondering if I’m making the right decisions solely because they’re not aligned with the ideas my 17-year-old self had in mind for my 22-year-old self. So lately, I’m just trying to let myself off the hook. If it’s not working, don’t force it… Right?

As for now, I’m being forced by Ms. Sandy to stay home until further notice instead of making the trek back to the city. Can’t say I mind enjoying the good food, cuddling with my puppy and hangin’ with my parents for a little bit longer. And now I’m just hoping the power doesn’t go out before The Voice comes on! Stay safe everyone.

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Author: Rachael

Book lover + editor, feminist, California soul + New York state of mind.

One thought on “Letting Go

  1. Love this post! Definitely relate to what you said about letting go of your expectations for yourself. I’ve had to do a lot of that myself since graduating in May.

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