People say to let go of your past, and your past will let go of you, but it is not that simple. Your past is not anything physical where you could just get rid of it and tear it away. It is not a part of your skin where you could cut it off, it is not a part of your hair where you could just shave it off. Your past is a part you, it breathes with you, it lives with you, it is you.
There are many days and nights when it haunts you, lingers around your every step and breath, but it is a reminder that a part of you will always be a part of you.
But, it is only one part of you. There are many parts that makes who you are as a person, your past is just one of many. You take that part and you build upon it, you learn from it, but you can’t let it go because you need it to be a whole, you need it to be you." (via strawberrytelle)