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Thursday, May 15, 2014

transformations....don't look back



Do you spend a lot of time looking over your shoulder at the past. 

I am a believer that what happened in the past has affected us, but it doesn't define who we are now or who we will be in the future.

We can't live our lives in the past. We can only live them in this moment and it is who we are now that is important.

When I look in the mirror I don't see the girl I was at age ten or the young woman I was at age twenty five. 


Yes, that was me back then as a young mother, and this is me now as a grandmother.


I am not the same now as I was then. I strive every day to live in this moment. To relish the person that I am today. To look forward to the times ahead. Because I am not travelling backwards. The road ahead is full of so many wonderful surprises.



 

28 comments:

  1. Excellent post, very well articulated. Yes, we should not look back, its not to going come again. But, we need to remember the experience and make use of it.

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  2. I too am trying to just move forward. My past, while not perfect and full of mistakes, has also made me the independent and strong woman I am today! Great post! It's so nice to have a great blog friend following the same path as I am!
    hugs, Linda

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    1. I feel the same way about you, Linda. We are in this together :)

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  3. What a wonderfully timely post for me - I'm spending far too much time looking back since we've moved!
    Thanks so much for sharing ! Beautiful photos of a beautiful lady - I remember wearing those bandana's - a. lot. lol
    XOX

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  4. thanks for the inspiration, laura.

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  5. What is funny is that when I was young and skinny and all....I wasn't happy with myself because I wished that I had big boobs, lol...:) If only we had the self confidence and experience that we have when we are older...when we were young.

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    1. We hopefully learn as we age that we are wonderful just the way we are, Deb. I too wasn't happy with myself when I was young because I listened to other people.

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  6. Good advice ... now I need to put it to use.

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  7. A great post! You were beautiful at 25 and you are a beautiful grandmother!

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  8. Needed this today! Thanks for sharing. As always, your heart is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad this was timely for you.

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  9. Our past do effect who we are now...for good or bad. I like to think I was smart enough to learn from my mistakes. I do think back to simpler times and some times ,long for them. It will give me the blues...so I say a prayer and go on. You are a grandmother, that 's loved , it seems. Enjoy ! xoxo,Susie

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    1. I am very lucky to be a grandmother who is loved. It is certainly okay to look back with love at the past, but we can't relive it so we should love this moment.

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  10. It's so important to live in the present but it's also important to learn from our mistakes made in the past. That's why we learn history in school. Otherwise we're bound to repeat it.

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    1. Thank you, Kelly. It is important to learn from past mistakes, but we are starting anew in each moment so we can make new choices and live in the now.

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  11. Hi Laura, I agree with all that this is a good reminder. Thank you! ps I discovered that some posts from bloggers were going to my spam instead of inbox. I was wondering why I wasn't seeing some things. Took me awile, but I will be sure to check on it every so often.

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    1. Nice to have you back again. My yahoo mail has often done the same thing to me.

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  12. Thanks for the shot of reality, I don't want to go back, now is just where I want to be. Great post.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  13. I had to tell myself not to look back over and over again the past five years. So much to regret and mourn. But today I'm looking forward and trying to keep my eyes on the road ahead.
    Brenda

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  14. I am so happy to hear you say that, Brenda. Your wonderful life is all ahead of you. xo

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  15. You are so pretty. Were you ever a model?

    I look back and remember all the fun things I experienced. I'd hate to look back and think that I did nothing and I wasted my time. Then I look forward and think of all the cool things I still want to do. Then I look at today, and say - go do something. :-)

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  16. What a beautiful post Laura and I try to remember this in my life. At times it is difficult because I have a tendency to what if......

    Cynthia

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