In The Best Kind of Trouble, Natalie has managed to get past a pretty terrible childhood and has worked hard to give herself a better life as an adult – including the creation of an intentional family because the one she was born with is beyond awful. But with Paddy, Natalie has to work daily to #LetItGo when it comes to all the wounds left by the way she was raised. She has to do it not only to let herself love Paddy, but to continue to be in a working relationship. She also has to continue to #LetItGo when it comes to the toxic mess her biological family comes with. She has to give up the anger but not forget it or the hurt. She works to let go by making sure she keeps her boundaries rock solid and accepts that it’s not selfish to want better in her life.
So when Ann Aguirre asked me if I wanted to be part of #LetItGo day I said yes please!
#LetITGo day all stemmed from Ann Aguirre’s title, I WANT IT THAT WAY. One of the characters finds freedom when he lets something go that he had been holding on to. In the book, you see him physically do something to represent the act of letting it go and then finding peace. While reading, the wheels started turning! We all need to have a day to let things go. We’ve all had those moments when things play over and over in our head, when we hear the whispers of being told we’re not good enough, when we find ourselves paralyzed by something. Some of us are affected by this in ways we think others could not possibly understand. So…#LetItGo day was formed. In the midst of ugly and dark things happening all around, we want to focus on freedom and finding peace. And September 3rd, 2014 is that day. The sky is the limit in how you want to celebrate and share it with your readers and followers on your blog and social media. Tell what freedom and peace mean to you, Tell about a time you had to #LetItGo, take pics of you doing a #LetItGo ceremony. Whatever…but this world has a lot of heartache. And we don’t have to hold on to things. We want freedom and peace to reign! So join in on September 3rd and #LetItGo!
I’m going to be giving things away today at twitter as week as doing the chat tonight so come on over!
September 4th, 2014 at 12:49 am · Link
Sorry missed the whole Let it Go thing, but it’s definitely a good idea. Just wanted to post and let you know how much I really enjoyed The Best Kind of Trouble. I am really looking forward to Tuesday’s story.
September 4th, 2014 at 3:34 am · Link
Wow, maybe being a day ahead I missed Let it go so I’ll hope for a repeat next year!
I too loved Paddy and Nats story…come on Ez & Tuesday 🙂