Monday, October 18, 2010
I'm So Glad I Lost
Yesterday, I started thinking about the idea of loss and all of the events that brought me to where I am now.
So many of them may not have occurred if I had "won" every battle I was fighting.
If I held on to every single relationship that crossed my path, I may not have had the opportunity for the ones that replenish me now (on that same note, if my first crush was my last, that would have been a disaster). If I did not trash my initial 150 pages and rewrite my novel from scratch, I would not have had as strong of a story. If I had not left everything I knew and moved to the city of my dreams, I would have never tapped into the truth depth of my passion. If my mother had not forced me into singing lessons in the third grade, I would have never had to courage to perform.
Sometimes things, people, and places leave us so that we can carve out room for others. While many parts of us stay the same, many others continue to evolve and in that evolution, certain facets have to be eradicated and refined.
Are you happy about any battles you've "lost"?