Feminist Mantra Monday 42: Evolve
I've been meditating on change and growth lately as I begin my fourth year in Chicago. I'm particularly focused on the joys of stretching beyond your limits and the pains of what you have to let go of or leave behind.
I was reminded today of a wonderful Erykah Badu quote that goes something like, "following your heart also means eliminating the things that no longer evolve you." Even when I'm at my most overscheduled and fatigued, I struggle to eliminate things. Lately that's been impeding me from moving forward on some big projects I'm more excited about than anything else I'm doing.
Take some time this evening to meditate on what pillars in your life may be holding you in place more than propelling you forward. Can you afford to let them go? Like a plant that has to be repotted, the process can be painful, but true flourishing is on the other side.