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Clutching Tacks

Have you ever been guilty of clutching tacks? 

Thumb_tacksThis is what I recently caught myself doing and I think we all do it from time to time but some of us hold on quite a bit tighter and longer than others. 

Just what do I mean by clutching tacks? It's a term that I came up with to describe staying in situations that are clearly counterproductive to one's wellbeing. 

Some of us hard-working, dedicated, perfectionist, Type-A inclined people often just stay in 'Getting S&*t Done' mode too long. There are various reasons why we lock ourselves into this mode but that's a whole different can of worms we'll just not open in this post... we'll keep it worm free ;)

Here's the story of my recent episode, see if you can relate...

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Time for me to fly...

Yep, it's REO Speedwagon circa 1978.

Oftentimes, this is how spirit speaks to me - through music. This wouldn't be so strange except that I'm really on the low end of the 'music buff' scale. But inevitably, I'll end up with a song stuck in my head and it will be around a while before I take notice of the message. This time it's been "Time for me to Fly" for the last 3 days and it's symbolic because I'd made the decision to step away (a HUGE step) from long-term client of mine. As I was trying to settle into my peace with the decision, I caught the song in my head and was relieved as it summarized the situation quite accurately. Truly, it's time for me to fly...

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