You can appreciate the past, how far you’ve come, what you’ve learned, the joy or whatever it might be – just don’t get stuck there. I see this behavior so often in my social media. Keep moving forward and learn to live on the now, that’s always what I’m doing. Embracing the possibilities of now and the future.
Some people will always view you in old lenses and be uncomfortable with your growth and evolution because they have not grown. Life is always changing for us to always go toward new potential, knowledge, self improvement evolution. For me this and has always been essential personally and professionally. That said, there will always be those who don’t believe or live that point of view seeing only an outdated version of you left behind.
You’ll have people discussing you who probably never knew the depth of you – let alone who you’ve grown into.
Undoubtedly the mentality or resistance is because of their own lack of growth and comfort of living in the rear view.
Keep growing and evolving, whether or not others understand, acknowledge or embrace – just keep living to be your new best self as long as there is life – not settling on the you of days gone by.