I heard this on the radio this evening. A song sung by 5 seconds of summer and the song is titled; ‘Amnesia’.
I thought about this, what if we did one day wake up and we had totally forgotten everything, everyone, the moments, the laughs, the tears and much much more, just gone….
Never to return.
“memories are sometimes a relief, other roles they are torture.” (Thirteen reasons why, 2018)
“We hang onto those memories because that’s what we have left.” (Thirteen reasons why, 2018)
I realise, at this moment in time it would be easier to wake up and have it all go away or have it gone. Then I stop and think about all that would be lost. All that would be gone, forever.
What happens to us throughout our lives shapes us to be who we are. Even the parts we wish we could forget.
When I truly thought about waking up one morning with amnesia I actually became tearful. There is no way I would give up or change what I have done, what I have experienced and ultimately who I am as that would be even more devastating.
While I have been through hell, not just once but on multiple occasions. I would not change a thing.
The money, the heartache and the loss. The anger, the trials and tribulations are all worth it. I am who I am because of all of the ‘stuff’ that I have experienced.
Wouldn’t it be easier though, to forget it all and get a new start, a blank slate. Well for me I don’t think so!
I would never give up the travel, the love, the friends I have made and also lost. The things I have seen the people I have seen. These are all once in a lifetime things.
I could never imagine forgetting my daughter’s first smile, her first laugh and even her first step.
So yes, some days we wish we could wake up with amnesia, but I can tell you now it would most certainly not be worth it!
Treasure what you have experienced, where you have been, what you have done and be amazed at it all for it is part of you.
I am me and I am strong. I am amazed and what I have done and am so eager to see what I know I am going to achieve.
So ultimately forget ever having amnesia! Bring it on I say!