I have a love/hate relationship with memories. They are simultaneously fabulous and vehicles of continued suffering. I have struggled with and am a great believer in leaving the past where it is. There is a great phrase I found on pintrest that I think I should post in my brain as a blueprint on interacting with others:
Don't judge me by my past, I don't live there anymore.
Right? I love it. I can relate because I know that things I have done in the past don't define who I am now. Even things I did yesterday. Today, now, this exact moment is an opportunity for me to be someone new. I am not even the person I was 5 minutes ago.
Rant much? Anyhow, some favorite memories are posted below. I could go on and on and on posting photos, but that would only be interesting to me, so I forced myself to pick just five.