Saturday, May 15, 2010

When hitting rewind isn't a good thing...

If I had to describe what kind of memory I possess, I would have to say that I remember things as though I was taking a photograph. And while in many instances, this particular trait has been useful, all too often, it has been detrimental, at best.

I am particularly hard on myself, especially when I feel I have not acted as I thought I should. And when analyzing, I have found that I replay the same thing, over and over, picking apart every action, every word.

And it is not helpful.

Because, some things are meant to be left in the past.

To be left alone.

To remain a distant memory.

To be remembered only as a warning.

Not a constantly replayed mistake.

That destroys every shred of self confidence, self worth...the best of you.

So sometimes, you need some courage to break away from bad habits. To try something new and hope the outcomes are better than what you are used to .

And that breaking free of those chains that bind us, can lead us to happiness.

Sometimes, it' not nice to rewind, regardless of what Blockbuster Video will have you believe.


  1. oh i agree. it's good to let go of that which needs to be let go.

    except i rewind sometimes. but it's only to stir about guilt so i can get my way. ack!

    *runs away quick*

    happy saturday sitsfest!

  2. Oh I agree with you here! I am the WORST at over analyzing and replay. I hate it! I have gotten better but I physically have to force myself to let it go and stop with the what ifs, and should haves. So frustrating. :-)

  3. Hi Maria,

    Stopping by from SITS...Hope you're having a happy blog - I will certainly will follow..

  4. I agree! I hate when I say something that I wish I would not have said and then I can't stop thinking about it. The worst is when it keeps me awake at night!

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

  5. I think rewinding could be a great thing. If you never did it, how could you learn from mistakes. Maybe the key is to try and rearrange that picture you have already taken?


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