The thing is when people are cut out of our lives, there are still pieces of them that remain.
Old photographs you try to hide, somehow ending up on your nightstand. Or clothes you find in the corner of your room that you wore at a specific moment in time with them.
Whenever I drive past a place where a memory was made, it’s like I am instantly brought back to that moment when I was with that person.
I can see my old self with them, just living a normal life.
I look back on those moments and wish that I could have told myself what I know now.
But that’s not how life works.
You are meant to go through situations in order to learn from them, as painful as they may be.
What you overcome is what helps you grow.
Grow as an individual, grow in experience, grow in love.
There will always be pieces of that person lingering within your life because they were once a major part of it.
Once you accept that and not let it weigh you down in your new life, that’s when you can truly move on.