Learning to Slow Down & Release

I sent this out to my newsletter subscribers, but wanted all to be able to read this.

We all know what’s happening in the world. I don’t even need to bring up the pandemic. I just hope that you and your families are safe and are able to get through this difficult time.

Ironically, my birthday was two weeks ago and this is a period of reflection for me. I always use the final two weeks of March to reflect on the past year, and what I want for my future. Where I am, what’s different, what’s changing, and what could be.

I’ve felt like for the past year that I needed to go into a season of rest. But ultimately a season of release. Like so many of you, it feels like I’m being forced into it – unwillingly.

By the way, my word for 2020 is release.

I knew that God would release me into some things and release me from some things this year. I’m seeing this become more and more apparent each and every day.

One thing that I have decided to release is my blog. I wanted you to know first.

As much as I love to write, I don’t love to force myself to blog. I’ve been making myself do it for the past two years and it has suffered in the process.

I know for  me, I want to live a slow life with intention and by forcing myself into something is out of alignment with what I value.

So I am releasing the expectations and pressure I have placed on myself.

I don’t want to let go of ‘The Felicia Renee’ website, so I will continue to renew my domain and let it be archived for all to see. Because who knows? Maybe three weeks or three years down the road (hopefully a lot sooner than that) there will be a new post from me. I also have other plans in the works and the site will change, but it will be a while from now.

There are so many ideas I have and things I wanted to share, but it just doesn’t feel right and that’s okay. Some things must come to an end for something better to begin.

So, cheers to these past four years and thank you for following along on my journey of living life, intentionally. I hope to share more with you very soon, but until then – remember, don’t let anyone define what simple living means to you!


“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go”.

– Hermann Hesse

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