Last week I had a heart to heart conversation with my boyfriend about my writings. He really supports me in everything I do but he did have one thing to say. He said that I relive the past too much.After thinking about it, I really get what he meant. I am trying to show you where I am coming from, so that I am credible enough when I talk about matters like self love, or self destruction and addiction. I don’t want to seem that ”girl who’s got it all together” talking about certain things. The main reason to share these subjects is so that I have a firm foundation to build up on, showing you where I came from and where I am now, so that you can see the growth in me. But now that I have contemplated what he said to me, I realize he is right.
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.Johnny Cash
Johnny could not have said it any better for me. Yes I wear my past as a reminder of where I have been and how much I have grown, and I am proud of that. But I will not dwell in it any longer. I have made my point, I’ve shared my starting point. And from now on I will focus my writings on the present moment, and the future. I will share with you the things that keep my mind occupied in this very moment of my life and the goals I am trying to reach. So that maybe I can inspire you to do the same, take my hand and walk this beautiful journey we call life.