I let go of my worries about the future and my family. Of those things – broken, scarred, unused – that take up space in my home, my mind, my heart.

I make peace with those extra kilograms that have settled around my middle – in the hope that they will not multiply too soon and too fast.

I will make friends with this open space that is unfolding before me, without the pressure of the past or the anxiety of new expectations. May it be joyous, expansive, and free.