Inspire the Best in You: Letting Go Link-Up

By Apr 7, 2011 May 13th, 2012 26 Comments

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It’s time! Our #SITSLettingGo Link-Up is finally here.

On Tuesday, we invited our community to join us on a new mission; one where we take a stand and say, “Yes! This is me. I’m real & vulnerable, and that is perfectly OK.” It is our way of taking the first step towards letting go and redefining what it means to be our “best”.

Many of our SITStahs have already risen to the challenge and written blog posts to share their story…

And Judy from Coffee Jitters is letting go of the illusion of control…
I like to think of myself as having superpowers. My favorite superpower is the ability to make things go away by not believing they are true. I’ve had a lot of practice using this superpower; I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer while I was still breastfeeding my baby. That was practice using this superpower, but no success. One of the first things that hits you over the head with a cancer diagnosis, after confronting your mortality, is the understanding that you are not in control. Control is an illusion. This is a very difficult concept around which to wrap your brain…Read more.

let it go

On Twitter: @CoffeeJitters

Tahnie from a happy girl is letting go of Superwoman…
But my heart steps in and says, Girl you’re crazy.
And I realize two things.
Superwoman doesn’t exist.
If she did? She would be dreadfully boring.
Thus the reason I’m letting go of her and embracing me…Read more.

let it go

On Twitter: @sweetblueair

Jamee from A New Kind of Normal is letting go of her longing for her old self…
I first learned of the concept of “a new kind of normal” at a conference several years ago. It truly resonated with me and has been my life’s goal since my illness diagnosis. But the thing is, I’m not there yet. This blog has wore the name “A New Kind of Normal” for almost 4 years but honestly I don’t quite have a grip on it yet. I still catch myself looking over my shoulder longing for the old me. What I’m not OK with is my longing to be the old me. The thought that if I can just get back to this or do that like I used to, I will be OK. I want to be rid of that. The new me is something I should celebrate…Read more.

let go let go

On Twitter: @newkindofnormal

Brittany from BrittanyCiara.com is letting go of being her own worst enemy…
The other day, I was watching Disney channel… you know because us 18 year olds LOVE doing that! 😉 Any who, a song came on and it got me to thinking. Who says who I get to be? Who wrote the definition of the word perfection. Oh, that word… it used to make me shudder, it used to make me sad, but starting now I’m giving it the boot! Dear perfection, I’m not letting you control me anymore. Because when it comes to me, I wouldn’t want to be anybody else…Read more.

let it go

On Twitter: Simply_BC

Now it’s your turn! What are you ready to let go of? If you have a post that you would like to share, link it up here, tweet using the hashtag, #SITSLettingGo, and upload it to our Facebook fan page. We’d love to read about what changes you’re ready to make!

About Francesca

Francesca has an extensive background in content marketing, public relations, and social outreach. She oversees all Operations at Sway Group, including our robust metrics capabilities. Prior to joining the online world, Francesca oversaw viticulture and oenology at various wineries in both California and Italy, and managed regulatory affairs and facility approvals at the biotech company, Genentech. Francesca has been featured on CBS Sacramento and Food Blogger Pro’s podcast. She has also hosted an AMA webinar and spoken at Social Media World.


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  • Sarah says:

    Somehow I ended up submitting my post as numbers 29, 20 and 31- Yay me! Well, hopefully someone will come along behind me and delete the duplicates and I will count this first link-up as a learning experience. 🙂

  • lattejunkie says:

    My post is also one I wrote before this great inspiration came out… But I hope you like it anyway 😀

  • Date Girl says:

    How cute! I love that idea of letting go of these perfectionist ideals we have. That’s what I love about my blog. It’s messy at times, it’s definitely not perfect, it’s just me.

  • Ashley says:

    This is so inspiring!

  • Ciara says:

    I know I’m a little late to the party since it’s Friday, but I’m glad I was able to submit my blog post. It’s #25 “Finally, I Exhaled”. I wrote it before I found out about the Letting Go Link-Up, but I think it fits this topic perfectly… It just touches on one of the things I’ve been trying to “let go” of – and finally, I have. I appreciate this opportunity to share my story, and I look forward to reading the journey of others!

  • karen says:

    I am here from the blog party.
    I think your blog is just wonderful.
    I have been reading threw it and it is so inspiring

  • What a great post 😀 Really inspiring!

  • JessRaquel says:

    Glad I’m joining this, it’s like a weight off your shoulders.

  • This was such a great project. Thank you so much for pulling this together!

  • Beth says:

    What an awesome series. And I’ve only read two of the posts, but can’t wait to read more.

  • Theresa says:

    Hey ladies, I linked my first SITS girls post today!
    I love so many of the posts here. I feel very inspired today, thank you!

  • Simone says:

    Oooh I have been waiting for this linky since I wrote my “Letting Go” post yesterday; that’s the 7th, NZ time. Being on the other side of the world I never ave a clue what day it is where you SITS ladies live… so I was pleased to switch on my computer this morning and see that the linky is UP.

    Writing this was a challenge.
    Living it, even more so.
    Me, I am letting go of my need to be RIGHT. It’s been a long time coming. But I’m finding that eating Humble Pie is actually sweeter than I thought.

    Thanks for this wonderful challenge, ladies. This is great!

  • Kelly says:

    I love this. I hope I get a chance to do one….

  • Sarah says:

    Ooo I love this! I’m learning to let go of what other people think to embrace who I really am. It’s SO good!

  • beenomom says:

    This is a wonderful series. This is something that I have struggled with my entire life. I’m still not at a point where I can accept and love myself no matter what I look like. I struggle with weight issues and have since highschool. I don’t think I will ever be able to permanently work through my issues until I learn to love myself unconditionally. Hopefully I will get there some day.

    Thank you all for doing this. This issue really hit home for me.

  • What a great series.

  • Marie Cole says:

    Inspiring stories…Enjoyed reading them….You go girls!

  • Melody says:

    Wa Hoo, I was the first one to link up this am!!!! Now to read everybody’s posts. I can’t wait to read the transformative stories of the remarkable women who dare to challenge themselves to achieve a new level of self. You ladies ROCK!

  • Krista says:

    Posted my post! Hopefully you enjoy, and thanks for the opportunity to post something new!

  • Have just written my post for this and will post it tomorrow … as soon as I find my camera lead!

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  • This is such an amazing series! I am so glad that I was able to be a part of it!