I asked Garrett a puzzling question this past week. A question to which I had no answer to myself even though I thought of it for most of the day on Wednesday. His response was steady and unsure “Well…I saw that a lot of people this year are giving up meat for Lent but I’m not sure if that something that we should commit to just yet. What did you have in mind?”
Some of the top things that people are giving up for lent this year are fast food, coffee, swearing and selfies but how many of these small “sacrifices” make an impact in your life after Easter? Don’t get me wrong, I support all of you whole-heartedly in anything that you choose to do, but I want something a little different for myself. This year I want to give up something that it is going to positively impact and transform my life not only for myself, but also for the betterment of those I share my life with. I am giving up something that is holding me back from being the person that I want to be and blocking me from experiencing the life I want to live.
So this year, I have decided to give up Self-Limitations. That little voice that tells us that we’re not good enough and that attitude that makes us feel like we’re not worthy of totally amazing things… I’m letting that go. Self-limitation comes with a lot of baggage, such as: anxiety, fear of connection, doubt, among other nasty things. Sometimes, we get so caught up in our self-doubt that it blocks our blessing from flourishing. We hold on to self-limitation because we believe it keeps us safe, and it does, but it keeps us stagnant and prevents us to grow in the areas where we desire growth the most. I’m giving up this feeling and attitude because this journey that I’m on is not going to flourish if I hold on to baggage.
Sorry this blog isn’t fully about photography but it comes straight from the heart and it’s something that I felt I needed to share with you. I hope that this post inspires you to give up a little more than you anticipated.
We would love to hear your input. What are you giving up?