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Morning Thoughts – Stop looking back

Morning Thoughts – Stop looking back

Good morning everyone!

There are two sayings;

The first quote is ‘objects in the rear view mirror MAY appear closer than they are’ and the second one is ‘hindsight is 20/20’.

If we could live with 20/20 hindsight life would be a breeze but we can’t and we always see what could have been after the fact. It’s bothersome but it’s life. Looking back means that often it looks better from afar than it actually was whilst you were in it but we often dispel those negative thoughts and only remember the good which maybe never were or could never be.

Today I want to say, Stop looking back. Stop thinking about the has beens, the what ifs, the what could have beens, the what was.

Stop looking at things and wishing for things that have been and gone. Things that will never be the same.

I packed up my whole life last year. All that I own on this earth is compacted in a 7 by 4 meter storage unit. Was it easy? No, it definitely wasn’t. Do I miss it? Yes, I definitely do. Do I regret it? I thought I did at first because I do miss my stuff and would love to have it around me again but then I realized that having my life packed up means that I now have the freedom to realize other dreams. Dreams of travel and exploring new places.

I was like many other in a comfort zone back home. I was ‘happy’ with my life in general. I dreamt of traveling at some point but I’m not sure whether I would have ever taken the first step had it not been for a ‘forced’ relocation to Mauritius to be with hubby.

I am now at a point where I am grateful for the opportunity to see more of life. To be in a position where I can pick up and go to the next place without too much stress. I’m not looking back.

By that I don’t mean I don’t miss my family and friends. Of course I do. It doesn’t mean I don’t miss my country. I do. BUT I’m not looking back because I know for sure. The life that I had there is now gone. The one that I will have to reestablish if I go back will not be the same.

I look forward. I look forward to new places, new opportunities, new adventures, new people, new homes,new jobs. And one day when we settle we’ll have our storage space to unpack and enjoy all that is familiar.

Wishing you a beautiful day and weekend. ❤️

I leave you with the song from ‘Meatloaf’. objects in the rear view mirror MAY appear closer than they are://youtu.be/3jPMv9zJ1LE

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