When the car accident happened I lost so much and the amount of grieving was more than I expected. Actually, I didn't realize I would have to go through a grieving process. But now it is three years since the accident and I made a decision that was difficult. I decided to change my logo and the purpose of my practice.
It may sound like nothing big but my logo was the last bit of my dream to have a clinic and provide holistic rehab. I worked years building a brand and reputation just to lose it all.
While it was hard to look at that logo, give it to a graphic designer and trust they would honor it and give it a gentle push into a new direction. But when he sent it back, I felt the weight of the world lifted off my shoulders. I had finally felt as if I could breathe.
You see, that logo, that small piece of history, was a reminder of what I perceived as a failure. Looking at it brought back so many memories and lost dreams. The new logo...the new logo...it makes me smile. I have optimism and feel re-energized!
It made me think...how often do we hold onto things from our past and spend time (waste time) wondering 'what if' or lamenting at what was? How often do we allow the past to bog down our future or keeps us from enjoying the present?
What I learned: Grieve and move on...holding onto the past just bogs you down...focus on the present...look to the future.
A little from Dr. Dan, a little from Lisa but always a lot of good stuff!