Letting go is never easy, for the most of us. Letting go of things with attached emotional value to them, made me cringe. You know how it feels, if you have ever held on to a concert ticket, or a pen, and so on. You would also know, how it feels to dig up memories. When you look at those objects with sentimental value attached.
expressive of or appealing to sentiment, especially the tender emotions and feelings, as love, pity, or nostalgia and/or weakly emotional; mawkishly susceptible or tender.
I was sentimental, about a lot of objects before 2013. This changed, and it lead to a lot of “letting go” on my part.
Letting go of Designerfoo.com
Last week, my mind was full of thoughts about letting go Designerfoo.com, in it’s entirety. Not renewing it, for another year. It has not been an easy thought process.
Designerfoo, started when a lot of things were happening, both in my personal and professional life. Saying goodbye to it, brought all those things, front and center. Some good, some bad. I associated that name and domain to looking up and remembering, all those memories made & lessons learned.
Not anymore. It was suppose to be easy, letting go. After all, I’ve been pro-change, pro-letting go and pro-what-you-may. It wasn’t. It never is. It never will be. You fight to hold on, and you fight to let go (read that somewhere).
What made me let go, were two facts. One, that I’d always have those memories & lessons, with me. No matter, of keeping designerfoo.com or not. Second, the fact that without letting go, adaptation is just a facade. Change needs a ton of space within you. Not letting go, will only make you stuck. Because, there’s no room for change, from within. That’s what I believe, at this moment.
You can only lose what you cling to. - Buddha.