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"the past is a nice place to visit , but certainly not a good place to stay ." - unknown

Memories are special , and they are lovely to reflect back on and remember the good moments in your life ! But , make sure you don't live in the past - make sure to move on . For example , if you were in a relationship and you broke up with your partner , it is nice in a way to look back on those special moments you had with them , but don't live your current life always wishing you could go back to that relationship . Move on . You'll probably find someone new if you move forward in life . Life goes on - so don't get stuck behind !

The pages in the background were actually pages ripped out from my old diary . I like to have diaries as I find it a good way to vent my anger/stress/pain out by scribbling my feelings all over the pages , but reading the diary again made me feel quite sad , so I tore the pages out , not wanting to read them again and feel sorry for myself . Before I threw them away I used them for the background of this photo , and whilst taking the photo I realised , the diary is similar to the quote: it's fine to look back on the past , just don't live your life stuck there - move forward .
(not my quote)


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ClaraLinza Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
I have to etch this in my mind ... thanks for your beautiful quotes, some of them are really inspiring :)
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Photographer
It's one of the quotes I think about the most tbh :aww: and aw thank you
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Aspiring-Awesomness Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist
It would be a lot easier if the past wouldn't jump at you when you least expect or want it, but still true :D
I personally carry memories of my mom around and use em when I need em - ironic, by reflecting back to her and her attitude, I move forward
I think this is a great way to "artsify" this quote - simple, effective, touching.
Definitely a :+fav:
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Photographer
thank you :aww: I know what you mean though - sometimes you just can't help thinking about the past. I guess that's okay, as long as you don't think about it for too long and try and move on to something else 
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Aspiring-Awesomness Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist
Your welcome :D 
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TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can relate to this so much.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Photographer
:hug:
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TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the hug sweetie :)
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SuperSayian5Naruto Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TRUE! <3
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Photographer
thanks!
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SuperSayian5Naruto Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep, your welcome! :)
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useraccount Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Funny thing about that...I read in a serious psychological journal that repressed memories might actually not be such a bad thing.  A person has repressed those memories for a reason (usually something extremely traumatic), and it's pointless to keep dredging them up and re-living them in the name of "therapy".  They're there, they happened, but you're still alive.  Life is probably better.  It's good to just let them fade into the past and move on.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Photographer
hmm interesting :aww: I guess people just cope in situations in many different ways that suits them 
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TheGamer2013 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Heart 
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ErinBird Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Photographer
:hug:
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Mhmm. This is a good message. We must learn from the past, not live in it. Also... well there is little technical about it :XD: A good thought as a whole and I don't think there's more to say :)
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Photographer
yes! you've put it in a very perfect way :aww: 
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah well so did you :hug:
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illionore Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
The past is like an anchor. It's something that you know won't change anymore and that you can hold on to, a steady, static place you know and know you can feel comfortable in. At least, for most people it is like that (I can't really speak for people who grew up in problem situations - except teasing, but for me that happened only in school and for me the 'past' is much larger, wider than that).

But indeed, you need to go forward and can't cling to the past too much. Difficult at times. The world is changing and not always for the better. Sometimes I think I don't necessarily need to go back to MY past, but it would be nice to LIVE about 30 years ago again, because the living WAS easier then.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Photographer
Ah, your words are always so true! Yes, describing the past like an anchor is a really good comparison. Yes, life does seem to get a lot harder as you go on, and I know i'm still 16 and young, from my past experience, it feels like it does get harder further down the line anyway. 
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illionore Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Don't worry. Not always necessarily harder. Yes, you will get more responsibilities when you grow up (and probably most noticeably when you move out of your parents' house (I don't know if you already have, so maybe you have already experience with that)). Either way, something new always comes with a learning process. And that can be hard at times. But you're not alone in that and you can rely on that the same counts for everyone. Of course the changing times (like currently there's still the economic depression) can cause hardship too.

I'd rather say that "life goes in waves". There's waves where things calm down and get easier, comfortable again. But change always brings challenge. And then it becomes easier again. As long as you can prevent that you're constantly in change, things will look up. But of course life is never going to be as easy (and carefree) again as when you were 6 and your parents were protecting you from what the real world is like and making sure you had a home, food and a nice life.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Photographer
aha yes well i'm 16 so yeah I do still live with my parents (: i'm trying to appreciate as much as I can now because I know moving out will be hard. But of course, it'll be nice to have a house to myself (: There are always perks. And your example with the waves is a really nice idea - I was expecting you say how life goes up and down like waves, but the idea of how it unexpectedly changes is really good and very fitting to life (:
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illionore Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Moving out doesn't need to be difficult. It can be really really nice, too... especially when you move in somewhere with a boyfriend. (I did so with a girlfriend back in the days). ^^
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Photographer
haha that's what i'm hoping for (:
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AngelBunnyXOXO Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
yes but some ppl just dont listen
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Photographer
mm true
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AnnePrower Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why did no one tell this to Gatsby?
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Photographer
hahaha ah yes this would've been a certainly good quote for him !
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AnnePrower Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This happened with a Youtuber I watched. He tried to relieve the past....and his fictional (but totally real!!!) soccer team fell apart. sorry....obsession with all things vlogbrothers. and I shall stop now before a further tangent.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Photographer
ahhhhh I love the vlogbrothers! John and Hank are amazing! (DFTBA forever!!)
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AnnePrower Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, I have found a nerdfighter!!! :D
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xxStolen-soulsxx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
a little bird once told me the exact same thing...
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Photographer
ah yes, quite a popular saying I imagine
a little bird once told you ? hehe quite ironic as I have the word 'bird' in my username !
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xxStolen-soulsxx Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
actually the first guess was it.

I was making a play on your user name. ;)
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Photographer
ah right - clever ! (:
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BetoBrazil Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Good Food for Thought.

In a well-written Portuguese (not so "well"... neither polite...) I'd say: FUDEU!

I hate staying in the 80's, but what can I do if the 80's & I are just like bein' together forever!?

"Not-good" past (80's) X "Not-good" present (2013), I'd rather stay in the 80's!rs

Luv <3
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Photographer
haha ah I see !
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OshunWave14 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Quite right- and very cute.

Fav'd. :)
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Photographer
thank you !
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OshunWave14 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You are most welcome.
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jay-villneff Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a great statement =D I also agree with this statement, and its always good to move forward. 
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you so much !
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jay-villneff Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your quite welcome =D Wish ya a great rest of the week =D
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SonicMasterHero Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Damnit, this quote making me cry!
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Photographer
:hug: oh ! *passes you a tissue* 
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SonicMasterHero Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
*blows nose* Been trapped in my own past...
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Photographer
aw i'm sorry to hear that :hug: the past can be a difficult place for some ! but don't worry , be strong and I know you can move on from it (: 
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SonicMasterHero Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Thanks...I'll try.
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NaiVianne Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
It is quite the same with the bad memories of past times, isn't it!
Sometimes it can be very useful to look at them, and remember the feelings,
review to understand,
and to not replicate things in any way.
I think.
=)
Thank you for sharing, brave!
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Photographer
Aw thanks ! and yes that's very very true !
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