INSPIRE Series: Letting It Go (by Stephanie Hinderer)


Frozen. Chances are good your house has been covered in Elsa and Anna and Olaf for weeks. This movie is all.the.rage right now. And yes, I am a nearly 32-year-old woman with no kids who's about to talk about a Disney movie I watched by myself on a Friday night and even paid money to rent. You're going to think I'm crazy, but here goes. Just on the slim chance you haven't seen the movie, the character Elsa has icy powers she's been trying to hide her entire life, to be someone she isn't. She's the one who sings the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go," about becoming who you are and not just what you're expected to be. And you know what? This nearly 32-year-old woman with no kids TOTALLY IDENTIFIES with that. I have few things holding me back from being who I am, who I want to be, not the least of which is being 100 pounds overweight. It holds me back every day. Physically. Emotionally. And there are other parts of my life where I feel like I've been plodding along because that's the road I built for myself — and it's not even a bad road! — but it's not what I want anymore. A few weeks ago I decided to "Let It Go" (I still have a loooong way to letting go of that weight), but I decided to start going after what I want and who I want to be. Just because I started down one path doesn't mean it has to be my path now. Listen to this song. Listen to the words, even if you've heard them a thousand times. Who are you? Who do you want to be? What are you letting hold you back? Time to step up and let it go.

   


 I've turned it into a free printable for you that you can use as a reminder, because it'll be much less obnoxious than listening to the song on repeat 24/7. Unless your kids already make you do that, in which case, well, you'll have both. Be all you. And start now.

let it go free printable
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About the author:







Stephanie is a graphic designer who makes greeting cards and other goods at her business, Red Letter Paper Company, doing simple design that says a lot. She likes clean lines, white space, German shepherds, movies she's way too old for (obviously), chocolate, and good grammar.


4 comments:

  1. I love this! I do have kids but I would be a frozen fan with or without them :)

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  2. Thank you for posting Friend. Its super hard to admit things about yourself and then put them out there for others to see. Remember this about the movie, and yourself, she didn't become who she was meant to be alone. She tried and that didn't work either. It was by the sacrificial love of her sister that she learned who she was and was able to become all that she was meant to be! Use those God has placed in your life, they love you and want to encourage and keep you accountable. Its about community Friend! Praying for you as you start this journey to ... let it go!

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  3. My daughter now has Elsa hanging in her room...and truth be told I enjoy singing the soundtrack with them in the car :) Thanks for the printable!!

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  4. I am 31 as well and have a hand drawn Elsa on my fridge. No shame:)

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