The other day I saw something that said “The past cannot be changed, forgotten, edited, or erased. It can only be accepted.” It’s impossible to just forget things that have contributed to shaping your life and you as a person. Like when a friend hurts you, you will be guarded when you let new people into your life because of what has happened in your friendships. Things happen in life that we don’t really understand. Some things, no matter how big or small leave a lasting effect on us. For me, anything that has emotionally hurt me, has a lasting effect on me. I’ve accepted that. I’ve accepted that things happen, and unfortunately more things will happen. It’s apart of life. The important thing for me is to continue to grow so that I can be a strong, unbothered spiritual being. I can’t forget, but I can take a lesson from every situation. I’m a believer in God teaching you the same lesson until you get it. Sometimes the lesson could be as small as how you react to the situation. Big Man, you don’t need to test me twice. I get it, I got it, I can’t forget it (hopefully I can, never want to keep ugly memories), but I’m going to learn something from it, accept it, and keep moving with my life. Most importantly, I won’t feel bad that I can’t erase it from my mind. Everyone deals with things differently, so don’t let anyone dictate how and when you should deal with situations in your life. I won’t feel bad anymore that I can’t erase some things from my mind.