I’m learning to let the past be the past. It’s not healthy to hold on to something or someone that is no longer actively part of your life. A memory can only hold so much value before it needs to be let go. It’s a form of shedding your skin in an effort to allow yourself to move on and not live inside of your memories.
The past does not control your present or your future. Every day’s a new beginning and a chance to start again.