But you can make sure it doesn’t happen again.
The memories will always be there, though. Memories of what was, what will never be again. Memories of happier times, or memories of what you wish had never happened.
Those memories are part of us, and they make us who we are. Who we’ve become.
Sometimes they’ve made us better. Sometimes they’ve put us in a dark place that it seems we can’t escape from.
Sometimes we take those memories and change them around in our minds so that we’ll have a happier ending. It’s our way of escaping the past, and in many cases, trying to make certain memories less painful by giving them a better ending.
But the reality eventually seeps back in and the real memories are still there. And you realize memories are a truth we can’t change.
Hindsight isn’t just a matter of timing; it’s a matter of wisdom that’s gained with experience. You can stay stuck in the place you are in, reliving every moment of hurt and pain over and over until it consumes you, or you can choose to pull yourself out of that place and start living your life again.
No, it won’t be the same. You’re not the same. People around you have continued to move on with their lives, while you’re still stuck in the past and afraid or unwilling to join them.
Who you were is not necessarily who you are now. And do you really want to continue living in the past forever?
Because it’s really not a fun place to be.
Let the past be the past. It’s time for you to live in the here and now and look ahead to your future.
What are you waiting for?