My Why: What happens if I let go?
It can be tense living with hopeful expectations for the future but also unfulfilled expectations in your past. Do you ever feel the strain of holding those in tension and wonder - what if I just let go?
This is a subject I'm blogging about because of the lovely Peter Ellis.
One of the 'rewards' for supporting me monthly through buymeacoffee.com/thesilentwhy is to choose a blog topic for me to mull over and write about, and this one was inspired by Peter.
(Thank you, Peter, for your support - it means a lot to me.)
So, welcome to another My Why from me, Claire Sandys, co-host of The Silent Why podcast.
My Why episodes are audio shorts of my latest blog post. If you'd prefer to read it, you can find it here: thesilentwhy.com/post/whathappensifIletgo
Peter was a guest on Episode 47 talking about loss of physical abilities after a stroke, but he also struggles with being childless and the loss of expectations he had about having a 'proper family' one day, as well as the loss of children behind him to leave a legacy to.
Although our paths are very different, a lot of what Peter feels I can identify with. So I decided to delve into why we have expectations for the future and the past, how short-term and long-term thinking can help or hinder us, and what happens if we try to endlessly wrestle with these pains. Is there a right time to just let go of what we hoped for? And if we do, what happens exactly?
To hear more about Peter's story:
Visit his blog: https://mystrokejourney.health.blog/
Or listen to:
Episode 47 - Loss #32 of 101 - Loss of physical ability after a stroke:
Episode 66 - Let's Chat... Living with loss (Peter is one of two guests):
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