Written by Ashley Lopez
Hi everyone, welcome back to Ashley Spills. Ashley, here. As mentioned in my previous post, I am going to share some tips on letting go of the past. This was crucial for me to do because I had some demons buried deep within the inner workings of my beautiful brain. There are things, ghosts from my past that I wanted to, no, needed to EXECUTE. It took a long time before I successfully did. I need you to know this, though they are killed and splattered, I do, however, reminisce on them from time to time because they are a part of me and the reason I’m okay with that is because I have accepted them.
There it is folks, the only way to let go of the past is to learn to accept it. What’s done is done and there is no going back. There is no time travel mechanism (yet) we can take to make sure our whole life is a pretty picture. If that were the case, we’d probably never learn right from wrong. See, we have to make mistakes to know what we did was not the best idea. If you are struggling with skeletons in your closet, open it and face them. Give them some skin and hair. Revive them one. more. time. Talk to them. SHARE them.
Talking to your demons, whether that be journaling, recording a voice clip, or literally talking to yourself—do it. Taking time to reflect on what’s holding you back will help you navigate through the densest waters of your conscience. And, when I say share, I mean just that. The most therapeutic thing I do to help me overcome something is by spilling the tea (lol) to someone. Find someone you trust. Someone you love to accept what you need to accept, too. Even if it takes some time for all parties involved to understand you more, in the end, it’ll help you grow and defeat whatever it is you need to shed.
My hope is that you can flourish by talking and sharing the unspeakable because you are not completely alone. If you truly think you are, start a blog. Write your story. Get a pen-pal. Do what makes you feel comfortable to share your past. Together, we can let go of what we find embarrassing and remorseful.
Thanks for reading, xo.
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