Back in the day
Last night I went to see my favorite band play for the first time in a long while. What a fun night! The music was fantastic and, thanks to the generosity of a friend, I had a great time chatting with the band afterwards.
I’ve been a fan of this band ever since my high school boyfriend played me their music oh so many years ago. I own every CD they’ve ever recorded and each one stands as the soundtrack to a different part of my life.
There was even a period in my late twenties when I was a bonafide groupie; following the band around the country, logging hundreds of miles just to hear them play.
But it’s been over a decade since my traveling days and, although I still buy each album they make, I’ve largely fallen out of the concert scene and become immersed in my life as a wife and mama.
So, when the stars aligned and I found out that the band and I would be in the same town for the first time in a while, I jumped on the chance to see them. I was excited to hear some of my favorite songs and take a trip down memory lane.
And, as expected, it was an awesome trip!
Today however, despite not drinking, I have a hangover. A nostalgia hangover.
Much like alcohol starts out fun but can end up leaving you feeling less than stellar, so too, can a lengthy down trip down memory lane.
Although I genuinely had a wonderful time last night, today my head is pounding from the myriad of memories swirling around in it. I feel like I’ve been transported back to an earlier version of my life, but am trapped there; unable to remain present in the here and now.
Thankfully, my buddy Dr. Bach has me covered.
When you’re stuck in the past and are spinning your wheels trying to get out, Honeysuckle is the flower to choose.
The only thing any of us really have is the present moment. Yes, it’s beneficial to examine the past to be able to learn from it. And sometimes it’s just plain fun to look back on the good old days.
But, spending too much time in the land of what once was, robs us of the joy and beauty in the present moment – the only one that is actually real.
So, today I’ll be loading up my water with Honeysuckle, allowing it to gently guide me from the past to the present; ever grateful for where I’ve been and excited about where I’m headed.