“Would you eat day-old fries?”
That’s the question my brother recently asked.
I was confused. And pondered why he needed to know… I mean what a weird question, right?
Common sense says fries are good fresh, and never any other time.
I told him this.
“So why would you want to go back to a situation or relationship that didn’t work the first time?”
YA GOT ME THERE, CHIEF.
Sometimes we try to go back to something (or someone) because of a fear of the new, or because we long for those moments that one day became lingering memories.
More often than not, going down a road you’ve been before, just ends up wasting time.
Memories are great, but they’re not sustainable. And if you’re anything like me, you romanticize things.
Things don’t work for a reason.
Forgive people for the hurt they caused you, but don’t force them back into your life.
Again: Things end for a reason. And that’s okay.
Clinging to your past will prevent you from enjoying a new adventure, and who wants that?
I’ve learned that moving on is a sign of growth. Moving on from anyone or anything that stunted your progress can be hard, but it’s worth it in the end.
So I guess I have to end this with one thing: why would you ever want to go backwards when the view ahead is so much better?
New people, places, or experiences can be scary, but the best things come from a little risk.