As my husband and I were driving somewhere near the end of 2017, I don’t know what made me realize, but I discovered that I haven’t let go of some parts of my past. I mean, I haven’t forgotten my past because it makes me the person I am today, and I can learn from it and be better equipped to handle those same situations should they arise again. What I haven’t been able to let go of is the functional person I was before the Breakdown, or, more recently, the person I was when I didn’t have anxiety about driving and was able to run errands and go places on my own; I’m chained to those versions of Barb, and I’m having trouble reconciling them with the Barb of today.
It’s not going to happen overnight, and is now something else I need to work through with my therapist. I think I have a long road ahead.
Are you able to let go of past or functional versions of yourself? If so, how did you do it?
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