I love this quote from David Foster Wallace, “Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it.” It could easily apply to me for most of my life.
But here’s the thing, when it’s time to let go, it’s time to let go. And clinging? It just makes things harder on you.
So much has changed for so many of us in the last few years (even before Covid), and change is faster now than a decade ago. And it’s not going back.
I used to hop on a plane every couple of weeks. I miss looking down at the lights from the sky and floating with the clouds almost as much as I miss the face-to-face audiences.
I hope to get back to that, but it’s unlikely it will be as often. We’ve learned how to deliver a lot of solid learning remotely. Even when the pandemic ends, it won’t go back. It will go forward to a new blended model we may not know yet.
I can think about all I miss and mourn it. But I also need to let go and figure out how to deliver content as well virtually and find other ways to feel the wonder and freedom of the sky. Waiting to go back is a recipe for disappointment and prolonged grief.
What are you holding on to that it’s time to let go of?