Healthy Living is a Moving Target and That's Annoying
The Secret to Letting Go
This is embarrassing to admit but I really did think that I'd start acupuncture school and I'd uncover all these secrets to eternal health. I thought I'd learn how to use this one form of medicine to cure every hurt. I thought I'd figure out how to stop my boyfriend's sleep apnea with pressure points and herbs. I thought I'd figure out how to want to eat really healthy and not devour an entire bag of licorice before bed.
Haha nope. *pops 6 licorice in mouth*
Expectations, Allow Me to Introduce You to Reality
Letting go is hard, dude. The new-age wellness community loves to talk about it. Too much. I'm so tired of letting go platitudes. You know why? Because telling people to let go of their past traumas / hang-ups / whatevers is just a veiled way of saying, "Get over it."
Every time we try anything new, we navigate a period of time in which we must reconcile our expectations with reality. For some people, that process can seem pretty chill. It's almost like they see things for what they are and they're like, "Oh, word. This is fine."
I'm not that person.