To be honest, I've tried to get better with not reliving my past everyday, but at the end of the day, it is a part of me & ive learned to embrace that . I treat my past as though it is a good memory even though the past you're referring to isn't . People get ticked with that. But I don't care. I'm trying to make the best of it . I stay in it sometimes because I'm still trying to find out more about myself. I get a lot out of revisiting that place. It's my journey that I'm going through and if I take longer staying in my past than others so be it. I wanna get everything I can out of it. I'm learning. I've never been a person that likes dramatic change & my past was exactly that. I'm trying to cope without having others help me. I want to find my path. In my point of view , the "amazing place " that I can get to will be even more bitter sweet when I can look back and see that I took my time on what I needed to & embraced & learned about myself, so that thenew experiences I encounter can be handled better . I also try to help other people by going off of my past. It inevitable really. I know it can't define me & I don't think I let it, but I do keep the past alive so that I can live and learn from it.