Life is hard as we all know. In life, you will go through many stages. Stages of life which are truly necessary for your growth. Throughout life you will grow, you will evolve into a more seasoned being, you will change, and you’re not going to be the same person you were in the past. The past is what molds you, shapes you, grooms you, for a much more mature version of yourself. But that’s how it’s supposed to be which is why it’s hard for me to understand why some people refuse to let go of the past. The past is just that.
When I was younger, between the ages of 14-17, I was boy crazy, and I didn’t make the best decisions. I got ok grades in school but, I didn’t take it as seriously like I should have taken it. I was too busy being worried about the wrong things. Sex, boys, and hanging out having fun. My life was like an ongoing party, that lasted all night long, and was never ending. I was just young, dumb, and immature like most teens. I was hardheaded, attitudinal, and I didn’t listen to my mother most of the time, again like most teens. I was looking to fit in even though I felt like I never did. I was just your average teenager trying to maneuver my way through the complexities of life. Today I’m 36, and I am totally different. My mentality is different. My outlook on life is different. My attitude is different. My goals, and priorities have changed tremendously. I’m a mother now, so my view of the world is quite different, as I allow myself to view it through my children’s lenses. My life is so much different in a great way! All the things that I’ve gone through in my past, were most certainly necessary in order for me to become the person I am today. I needed to experience those things, and go through certain things. But, I didn’t work this hard to become the person I am today, for someone to attempt, a failed attempt at that, to drag me back into the past. To keep bringing up my past specifically, simply because they are complacent, and have no desire to let go of the past. Simply because they refuse to grow up. Simply because they’re miserable, and crave a company that I can never keep. No not today, or any day as a matter of fact. You have to let go of the past, and let yourself bloom. Letting go is hard, and I understand that. But if you want to change, if you want to begin your evolution, you must climb out of the past, and move on to the next stage of your life. Allow yourself to move on to the next stage of life. If you can’t do that, then at least let other people go, and release them from their past because it’s only going to hinder you. Unfortunately, none of us possesss the powers to travel back in time. So what good does it do, to keep holding on to it? To keep living in it? You can’t keep using it like it’s your crutch. At some point, you’re going to have to just let go. You are going to have to grow up. Let go, for the past can be a heavy burden to carry.
Be Well! 😉
Or the past might be all you have to hold on too to not forget people that meant the world to you. It’s really a double edge sword