"Don’t judge me by my past. I don’t live there anymore."

I found the title for this post on Facebook this morning and had an “ah ha” moment right away.

I am always being reminded of my past in one way or another.  Whether it’s a thought, something someone says, guilt, things I wish I hadn’t done, things I wish I had done, and the list goes on. 

There comes a time in your life when you realize that people judge your present by what you have done in the past or was it watching too much of Dr. Phil who would always say that?  But is this really true?  Can you never get past your past?  Do others judge your past only by the ‘bad’ things you did?

People change.  They change their hairstyle, their lifestyle, their friends and relationships, they change jobs, buy a new car, move to a different house, etc.  Change is always happening and hopefully as we get older, wisdom enters the picture.

I don’t want to be judged by my past.  Actually I don’t want to be judged at all.  I want to live my life in the present and if people want to judge me, then let it be the ‘present’ me.

I want to learn from the past but I don’t want to live there anymore!

Want are your thoughts on this???


About vjwebb59

I'm learning to live My Life with Love, Grace, and Hope.
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2 Responses to "Don’t judge me by my past. I don’t live there anymore."

  1. Annie Yokum says:

    I totally agree. I posted something the other day that Jane Fonda had said, it went something like, Wisdom doesn't come from experience it comes from reflecting on that experience. I would like to expand that and say also that Wisdom comes from reflection and only that, reliving or responding from the past experience is not wisdom!

    I too want to be known and appreciated for who I am now. I feel that all of my past experiences have created the me that I am. I like me! 🙂 P.S. I LIKE you, the present Valerie, for what I know of you, RIGHT NOW!

  2. Valerie Webb says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful thought. I appreciate it!!

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