the mental capacity or faculty of retaining and reviving facts, events, impressions, etc., or of recalling or recognizing previous experiences.
this faculty as possessed by a particular individual: to have a good memory.
the act or fact of retaining and recalling impressions, facts, etc.; remembrance; recollection: to draw from memory.
Memories are what we make them. If one chooses to keep remnants of them around, they're sure to surface at some point, and judging from some things I've stumbled upon just now, it's more than evident that it's time for some of these to be dismissed from this joint.
Memories are what we make them in the sense that if you have a decent memory, the events, people, and places will more than likely reside within you somewhere...even if they're tucked deep and far away. Trying to fight it is futile, regardless of how strong you are and how many times you've been able to get past things in your day.
Still...you can do something about the reminders. Those can find a way to your nearest receptacle, and while it may be harsh, it's truly for the best. You're at a place in your life where peace of mind is the priority, the mission, and the goal above all the rest.
Memories are cool for what they are, but in some cases, they should be nothing more. The reminders should be done away with, all the while doing the best to maintain good vibes with little-to-no reason to be anything but positive about why it's being done. Besides, the idea is to move forward and to remember that the fun has truly just begun.
6/9/11 @ 12:36 P.M.