Nostalgia is the strongest and most addictive drug.
Trust me, Andrew, I’ve been there. In your story, the house you lived in seems like a metaphor for a better time, and we tend to remember those times with bittersweet nostalgia. We cling to these moments because they represent a happy period in our lives, and people are drawn to these feelings because the present they live in is not as satisfying as their past was before.
It took me many years to move on from those years and embrace the present and the future, but I still fall into the trap of sweet nostalgia occasionally.
You’re on the right path, and your perspective of life will pay off because you’re ready to move on and look into the future.
Great read. I love your title.
Thanks for sharing!