The past is a place of reference - not a place of residence. A friend of mine posted this on their social media account yesterday, and I thought it was a beautiful mindset. So often I think we dwell in the past to the point that it's detrimental - we make ourselves feel bad, we think that we can't escape that person we used to be... But, we can! We can use the past as something that we grow and learn from, but it doesn't need to be somewhere we mentally hang out at!