Wednesday 12 May 2021
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Lick, Learn & Move


Shareen van Wyk

Personal growth can be uncomfortable sometimes, but nothing in life is as painful as staying stuck where you don’t belong. There are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and actually letting go. There are still people in this day and age that think holding on means being strong.
Happiness, pride, worth… who is this young lady? Will probably be the reaction of many. Well I am Shareen and I am not the same person you knew a day, week, month or year ago. Therefore I intend to shake my readers because I need them to be inspired for many moons to come. As I mature and grow wiser I realize that my pathway to surrender means saying goobye to the past and hello future. Once upon a time when I wanted to let go and move on I failed because of the endless ruminating about what ‘should have’ and ‘could have been’. I wanted to take control of everything that went wrong by thinking about the “what ifs”. What I did not realise was that it never made anything better. I failed my ability to move on because I did not know how to face my own struggles. I did not know how to transform my mind. I did not know what it takes to actually let go. But today, I can honestly say that it is pure joy to follow your heart because nothing feels better than the end of the tunnel.

Letting go does not mean you wake up one day and decide that you will not text that girl or boy anymore, not stick to whatever anymore, not to do that anymore, etc.  It means standing up for yourself and fighting for your future. However, it takes time to realise and it needs to sink in before any healing can take place. Yes, SINK IN. You need to ‘lick, learn & move’ from your own wounds because you placed yourself in that position. This just means you are brave enough to be there for yourself and it will indeed be a step forward.  Anyone can tell you the world about how you should shake off everything and move on but it does not work that way.
Dear reader! Dare to seize the most opportune moments and make changes beneficial to your life because life is too short. You have to believe that everything happens for a reason and to know that it is never easy to move on because with change, you are required to let go of anything that is holding you back.

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