My favorite "hobby" is to cuddle in a cozy room with my laptop and translate away for the Italian tourist industry to Italian rhythms. It's terribly cheesy, I know! But I genuinely love it!
Tonight, as I immersed myself in languages, I wondered about the life of the angelic voice whispering in my ear; Bocelli. He began to go blind in his early teens. The law of average can be cruel. Through all that, he achieved his dream while overcoming unimaginable challenges.
You know, I'm a sucker for stories of success in face of adversity! The possibility of the seemingly impossible attracts us! After all, each one of us probably has a hidden want that seems unattainable. We tell ourselves, if he could do it, I can do it! How can we do this? It's not that difficult, really. It's a matter of having the right outlook.
If you recite to yourself a long list of "what ifs", then I assure you that the obstacles will become quite real! You'll fall victim to your own self-fulfilling prophecy. I didn't read this on a book. I learned this the hard way.
Lately I've enjoyed a couple triumphs that I consider quite big for me, and I even began to work a lot as a freelancer with a company in
...none of this would have happened had I held on to the past; had I been scared to let go of old comforts. I was "doing fine" but now I'm so much better knowing I'm walking down the path that I want for myself, despite the challenges, everything is simply a matter of time.
Yes, it's easier said than done! In the end, I'm still a control freak so when ever something slips from my fingers by forces outside my control, I remind myself the words on this poem and turn my sight on what still rests in my arms… and I keep walking. Keep walking. Keep walking. Eyes on the prize!
Letting Go by Suzanne Marshall Lucas
Giving up is merely quitting. Letting go is sweet release.
Giving up is cries of anguish. Letting go is perfect peace.
Giving up is hard and heavy. Letting go is loose and light.
Giving up is simply failure. Letting go, success in sight.
Letting go I train my blueprint for a perfect pure design.
Giving up is very human. Letting go is most Divine.
Giving up is death at sundown. Letting go, the Rising Sun.