#AtoZChallenge : To the Past

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Dear Past,

 Looking back - that is something that I always do. From the time when I was a kid I loved looking back at the little memories that I kept making on the way. The first day at school, the friends that I made, the games that I played and all of that forms a part of you. As I grew up, I only kept adding to that treasure trove of memories. While the happy ones I was glad to remember, the sad and painful ones I tried to forget- but I think what hurts the most stays the longer. 

As a little girl, my life was so full of happy memories. There were sad ones too, but they were few, very few. Growing up from being a kid to a teenager also meant that more sad and painful memories were added. Some things about you are still remembered and some are long forgotten.

You dear past have given me great memories. These 23 years of life that I have lived have been an interesting journey. But I’m sure I just can’t keep living in you. I can’t rest on the laurels of my past. I’ve to get better each day, I have to improve. And I can’t go back and think about the bitter memories, the pain, the anguish, the tears that I’ve cried. It has all happened and it cannot change. It is useless for me to go back and think about you. But I can pick up all those lessons that you taught me albeit the hard way. 

“The past is never where you think you left it.”
Katherine Anne Porter

I cannot permanently leave you behind nor can I carry you along all the time. You have been there. You have played your part. Some things about you I may forget and some things I will remember for a long time to come. Things will get added to you as I live each day. You are a part of me and hence you cannot be entirely forgotten. I think I will visit you occasionally because I have to. 


I'm taking up the #AtoZChallenge and my theme is "A letter for a letter". So make sure you read all the letters from A to Z. 

 Also participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

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