The past belongs in the past.

Stop looking back, start looking forward 💚

Sometimes you sit and wonder how your life got to this point, even questioning the choices that you’ve made in the past, wondering if you had done some things differentlywould it still have all turned out this way? The answer to this is that we will never know what could have been, and that if we spend our life looking back we will never be able to move forward. I have to remind myself daily of this as I get so court up in remembering all the things I used to be able to do, when okay that mightbe the case but its what we’ve overcome and how far we have progressed that matters, I need to stop living in the past and focus on the future. A future that I hope one day will be free from the struggles I have today. My life went from pretty “normal” to a complete mess overnight or at least that’s what it felt like, so actually if things can change for the worst that quick then surely they can change back just as fast. I believe this to be the absolute truth. Every day is a new start and anew opportunity to make a change, there’s still a fight to be fought I know but I am a lot closer to the end than I was 6 months ago, and so who knows where I will be in another 6 months!!

When you look back at your past look back for inspiration, look back to see how far you’ve come and do not focus on what’s been left behind. 

Live, learn, grow and move on, the past belongs in the past.

Published by A Work In Progress

My name is Natalie, I am a 30 something year old wife and mum of two children and one cheeky dachshund called Winston. I am a Mental Health Blogger and aspiring motivational speaker. It was May of 2019 that I decided to set up my website A Work in Progress, to create a blog based primarily on the subject of Mental Health. I chose to call myself and my website A work in Progress because after so many years of trying to seek perfection, living with extreme Anxiety and Depression has really helped me to realise that the something I was looking for simply didn’t exist. No one is perfect nor will they ever be, we continuously evolve and grow through the different experiences we have and the hurdles we encounter, thus making perfect versions of exactly who we are at that time in our lives. The intention with my blog is to inspire other’s and help them through the tough times, whilst drawing awareness to a subject that still does not get enough attention. Over the last few years I myself have struggled with Mental Health illnesses, specifically Anxiety and Depression. I first began writing as a way of helping myself to deal with my illness. It allowed me to express how I felt in detail and in turn allowed me to process my thoughts and figure out how best to manage and deal with them. I hope to spread a little more kindness into a world that doesn’t always feel very kind. I believe it is so important to recognise the colossal impact kind words can have and remove the perception that we should aspire to be like someone else rather than be happy with who we are. I want to share my experiences with others, to show that although tough and a journey that takes time, it is possible to reach the lowest point in your life and come out the other side.

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