Forgetting the Past and Moving Forward

Forgetting the Past and Moving Forward
 "Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over" - Guy Finley

One of the hardest things a person can do in this life is letting go and moving on. We are so comfortable with our routines and forgetting the past and moving forward is hard because we hate change.

I hate change, but there comes a time in our lives when we need to move on and let go.

If you have good things in your life, hold on to them no matter what. Always move in the direction of things that feels good and makes you happy. That 's how you know you're on the right path.

The day I decided I wanted to be happy was the greatest day of my life. Yes, I made a choice.

I promised myself I would never ever get stuck in a situation that makes me miserable and sad again.

We are in charge of our own lives and happiness. Don’t wait for the right time or that perfect moment. You’re the only one that can create those moments.

We tend to stay and be brave in situations that make us miserable. “Oh, it's not so bad”, you tell yourself or “This is how life should be”.

Reality check. No! Life should not be full of pain. Yes, we feel pain when someone we love passes on or we lose something that’s dear to us.

Unfortunately, we can’t control those things, but there are plenty of things you can control.

What in your life is making you miserable? Is it a job that you hate or a relationship that makes you unhappy or you have bad habits that are affecting your health or hurting those you love.

Change is hard. I resigned from my job two years ago. I was miserable the entire nine years I worked there. I thought life was supposed to be like that. Hard. It was not easy leaving.

It was the hardest thing I had to do because it was a big part of my life. I had my comfortable routine, a career that I hated but it was my way of contributing to society. Everyone expected me to have a plan for my so-called new life.

I was just relieved that I finally let go, but extremely sad because it was over. I had to give up a relationship and friends.

Everything that was linked to whatever made me sad. The relationship was easy to let go of once I decided that I needed to have people in my life that make me happy.

The friends I could have kept, but once you change, it's hard to maintain friendships with people in your old life. When everything was said and done, I felt lost.

I lived in between what was and what will be. In Limbo. I had to start over. I had to find out what I wanted out of this life. No, it was not easy.

That’s why we stay even though we are miserable because we hate starting over. I stayed too long and missed out on a lot.

Years of my life I can never get back. It felt like I was fast asleep and suddenly I woke up.

If you’re still asleep, Wake up! Go be happy! This life waits for no one. Don’t wait until you’re on your death bed and wondering…What if? By then it’s too late.

When one door closes another door opens. Yes, it's sad letting go and moving on, but that sadness is brief. A month after I decided to change my life, when I finally woke up, I met my best friend.

He's my mirror. I've never met someone that I felt an instant connection with and that I don't have to explain myself to.

He just understood that this is who I am because we are the same. I’m the one that no one understands and yet I found someone that understands me, motivates and inspires me.

He’s crazy about Buffy and helped me when I had difficulties bonding with my dog. He helped me through limbo.

I would never have met my best friend if I was still stuck in my old life. Luckily I woke up and found two best friends. A human one and a furry one.

My dog Buffy was the biggest surprise. He has been our dog for 8 years and I never cared much for dogs. I was too busy feeling sorry for myself and hating everything.

Then he did the unthinkable. He gave me hope. He almost died, survived and made me believe in second chances.

I went from not caring, depressed and alone to being someone that believes in miracles. He helped me see how beautiful life can be and that I just have to reach for it.

God sends us the right people when we need them the most. Know that you’re not alone. Your family and friends are there to help you if you have difficulty letting go. Just ask for help, but also learn to be independent.

We need motivators and supporters in our lives to help us stand on our own two feet. People will carry you for only so long. Remember you’re in charge of your own life, no one else is.

Change might be difficult and hard, but if it allows you to move on from whatever is making you miserable, then it can’t be that bad. Today I’m happier than I’ve been in a very long time.

I had time to work on myself. To decide what I wanted and got rid of everything unwanted. I can finally breathe.

Decide what makes you happy and what makes you sad. Letting go of the pain in your life will take you closer to happiness. When you look back in a few years from now, it will be the best thing you ever did.

Until next time,

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