Working on a new "Things We Forget" for the month of May/ beginning of June, and this post stood out to me. It saddens me that people are so caught up in their past lives and try to relive their yesterday's when those days are long gone. We get new chances every day to start anew and sometimes are so blind to it because we're still looking over our shoulders. Erykah Badu said it best in 'Bag Lady' when speaking of carrying the weight of the past into something that is ahead of us. Every new interaction, person, experience is "spotless;" a chance at a new start.. untarnished. Stop dragging your past into new situations and muddying them up. Think of it like a sling shot... the longer you hold back, the less time you have to spring forward.