Nostalgia is a beautiful thing. Every once in a while when I’m in the area, I drive past the house where I resided the longest (didn’t want to say childhood home, because technically it’s not). When I do, I get a warm fuzzy feeling inside, every time. It brings up so many FABULOUS memories. But the reality is, I keep driving because I simply don’t live there anymore. OK, what am I getting at here? I guess what I’m trying to say, is that although the past can be awesome to visit, it doesn’t necessarily mean you belong there.
The past can be fabulous, it can remind you of who you are, remind you that you are loved, remind you of happier times. But that’s just it, it’s just a reminder.
It’s not actually WHAT IS. WHAT IS is what your life is today. Nostalgia is a complex emotion. It’s like bittersweet. Your heart flutters, and then towards the end there’s a little sadness. But I’m here to tell you, it’s okay to feel nostalgia every once in a while. In fact, I think it’s normal. But just like any other emotion, feel the feeling and let it go with love. You don’t live there anymore.
I’m actually taking this into my own life with the people I decide to spend time with. I really do believe in the good in people, and I absolutely do believe people change (I wouldn’t be in this business if I didn’t!) but I also believe in letting go when it’s necessary. And when it comes to people (not houses) it’s a little more difficult.
Letting them go with love can be so much easier on the heart. With love, all things are possible. And it’s possible to move on without them.