Friday, 8 August 2014

Oh, Memories!

Hat: Dad's//Everything else: Primark.

Something I've recently realised is we spend so much of our time thinking about how we didn't do what we should have done yesterday or last week or last year (don't tell me I'm the only one who's been in an argument where you lost so you went away and spent an unhealthy amount of time coming up a million and one comebacks that would've been perfect for the argument which happened hours..days...weeks..or even years ago *sigh*) but the thing is, at the end of the day, no matter how much time you spend obsessing over the past, whether you're drowning in guilt and shame as you relive all the bad choices you made or whether you're dreaming of the 'good old days' where things were easier, simpler, cheaper and happier; the past is the past and there's nothing you or I can do to change it. It's important to reflect and revisit your past because it has a huge influence your present and future self but the key is to reflect and revisit only for a little while, learn all the lessons you can from it and then move on. Reflect and revisit your past but make sure you do not end up living there; so long as you live in the past, you'll never find your future.

"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better."
Maya Angelou

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