New things are on que for me. New place, new job… same significant other but with hopefully a new outlook. I got to thinking that the funny thing about new beginnings is that they’re never really new. My old belongings will be boxed up and sent to a new apartment and I’m bringing my three years of nursing experience from one unit to another. As for my relationship, lessons learned from old mistakes are to be brought to another opportunity to get things right. I’m just hoping to never discover that these lessons have expiration dates to them.
People like to preach leaving the past in the past but sometimes it’s unavoidable and necessary to carry some of it into our present. The important thing to remember when doing this is to never let the past consume you. As time goes on we will forever be adding onto and subtracting from former versions of ourselves. I am a composition of previous lessons learned and aspirations of the person I’d like to be.
Interestingly enough, I feel I’ve gotten to the place I am now by learning from the mistakes of others. However, when it comes to learning from my own I get a little lost.