It is just normal to drop the things that make you sad; but how can you do that if these are the exact same things that made you happy once? I don’t think you need to put it in a drawer and lock it forever. You just need to deal with the memories, replay it all you want no matter how much it hurts. There will come a time when it will no longer mean a thing; when tears will stop flowing. It’ll always be a part of you, though. It is just the way it is. You may not be okay now and that is OKAY. One day, it’ll all make sense. You will live through it.
But there’s no such thing as a completely fresh start. Everything new arrives on the heels of something old, and every beginning comes at the cost of an ending.
— The Geography of You and Me