Mantra Monday // Don’t Look Back

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I’m trying really hard to focus on the idea of not looking back. Whenever I’m feeling down, looking back at the past is what comforts me. I hold on to my happy memories that are so close to my heart. This is all well and good, but sometimes it makes me wonder if I’d be happier as my past self. I miss my home, my family, and my high school best friends. This is when I stop and remind myself to be present in the here and now. How happy I am with my boyfriend, how lucky I am to be traveling all the world, and how proud I am of my success with very own my small business. These are all things that make me, well me. And I couldn’t be happier. 

In this sense, I’m all for not looking back. Dwelling on the past can leave you stuck there. It can leave you in a permanently nostalgic state, wishing you were an old version of yourself that no longer exists. As human beings, we are static. We are always changing and progressing.

I think it’s safe to say that there’s a balance between the two. My past has helped mold me into who I am today. So, I’m forever grateful for every hump and hurdle I’ve had to jump over, for every blessing I’ve been given, and for everything I’ve learned along the way. But I’m trying to look forward to the future. I have so much I want to accomplish like continuing to make my blog a more exciting experience for my readers, creating new seasonal recipes that are delicious and creative, and taking my own business to the next level. I want to work on loving myself as much as I can, being a more caring and understanding girlfriend, and pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. 

I guess I’ve got a whole lot of resolutions that I want to accomplish before this year is over. I can’t believe the summer is almost gone, meaning my 23rd birthday is just around the corner. This time of year always gets me thinking about what the next year of my life might hold. And I think it’s safe to say there are good things in store.

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