Nostalgia is a sentimentality for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. It is a great and healthy thing to have memories and joyful experiences from the past you wish to remember. It isn’t a great thing to covet or romanticize about something that is no more though.
The pandemic forced many to wish for times of the past. The past isn’t coming back. The past has been left behind and it gave us opportunity for growth and learning if applied rightly.
Don’t live in your rearview mirror, it’s a great way to run off the road.
If you wish to move on take hope and encouragement In knowing that the ground before you is fertile in the time we have right now. Many are still looking behind them wishing for the way things were. My advice for those ready to move on would be to identify the things from the past that you think are sacred and burn them down. Take notice of the ashes around you and the fertile ground that is ready for seed. Start planting, start doing, and stop wishing. Use the opportunities you have and get to work.
Those who get over the way things were and divorce the victim mentality will be able to dig in and be proud to look back at this season 10, 15, or 20+ years from now.
Move the Dirt. Count the Cost.