Stream of Consciousness

Kill Your Darlings

It’s a popular writer phrase. It means to get rid of prose, characters, or scenes, etc. that you really, really like, but have no real reason to keep.

That’s NOT what I’m talking about here.

Today, I axed another social media platform I was using. I had two YouTube channels. But I realized that I could achieve what I wanted in just one, so I killed off the second one.

I am now down to:

Twitter

YouTube

This Blog

 

And that’s it. And I gotta tell you, I feel a whole lot better.

I’ve recently had a lot of things remind me that spreading myself thin destroys me. It makes me want to take a look at my life and see if there are any other darlings I need to slice out of my life.

We bog ourselves down with unnecessary weight all the time, putting pressure on ourselves that has the potential to suck the joy out of our daily life.

We deserve better.

I know spring cleaning is only supposed to be once a year, but I think taking a good hard look at life more often – and deciding if something is pointlessly draining me – is a good idea.

 

There’s so much to deal with in life, as it is. We’re constantly busy, busy, busy. Rarely do we get the chance to sit down and breathe, relax, enjoy.

I don’t want to add running arounds to my schedule. I don’t want to try to force something that just isn’t going to work.

And most of the time we know quite a while before we give in, that we need to let something or someone go. I’ve been entertaining the idea of killing my second YouTube channel for almost a month now. I realized very quickly that it wasn’t for me, but if there’s something I’m great it – it’s not trusting myself.

 

I’m off to create and order new business cards, since my old ones have incorrect social media info on them now. 😑

SO here’s to trusting ourselves. Here’s to relieving some pressure by killing one darling at a time. 🥰

What are some things you need to cut out of your life or simply let go of? What are you trying to force that isn’t working? What hasn’t turned out the way you expected and now you need to reevaluate? What do you know, deep down, just isn’t working?

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