Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Moving On


Sometimes, you have to regenerate, like The Doctor, and move on. Up until recently, I don't think I quite realised how far in the past I was living until I upgraded my phone. This isn't what I normally post, but I felt like writing something today.

When you get a new phone, you are left with a clean slate. It's almost like a new identity. My shiny, new Samsung Galaxy S2, which I received all the way back in 2012 was my life for the 24 months I had signed for. I had never had a phone like that before, where you could connect to the internet of all things and send as many texts as you wanted. Truly mad. 

So, in the rush, as we all do, I filled that strange box of technology with my life, and when it was time for my upgrade last month, I had to choose what needed to stay and what needed to go. It was like a spring clean. Scrolling through my phone, I had texts on there from the very first day I had bought it (for all of you wondering, my first text was "Here's my new number, so call me maybe", which I think is pretty darn witty). 

I had photos with people I haven't spoken to for over a year, texts from boys I had dated once and contacts who were friends who had left my path. One by one, I deleted them, erasing them from my existence forever, feeling a slow, overwhelming sense of loss and relief. Because, as sad as it was, these people didn't exist in my life any more. The pictures were memories that only hurt to look at and their names on the screen were simply reinforcing the fact that I never saw them any more. 

But I'm entering a new stage of my life. I have a new job which I don't dread going to and doesn't make me miserable. I have this blog which was something I would never have had the courage to do before. I'm becoming braver in so many different ways. My life is getting more and more exciting by the day and hanging onto things which only make me yearn for what I had isn't healthy now.

So I'm moving on, finding a new and better time ahead than what was saved in cyberspace, and I'll probably fill this new phone with all my memories and in two years I'll feel the exact same way. I'll see you then.


"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney

Comment below how your life has been changed for better or worse recently, and how you cope with moving on. I'd love to hear your stories!

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