noun: nostalgia; plural noun: nostalgias
a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.
"I was overcome with acute nostalgia for my days in college" (How ironic that they used college as an example.)
|synonyms:||reminiscence, remembrance, recollection;|
I plead guilty. Sometimes I get lost in a world of nostalgia. I can't help it. I've lived a pretty awesome life. I can't really complain. I have health, the gospel, friends, and family. What more can I ask for?
I often go back and read through my journal, blog, or Facebook and Instagram posts and secretly long to relive those moments. I'm grateful to have had such unforgettable memories that I want to relive them but I also want to make sure that I'm not living in the past and am striving to more forward to make more amazing memories.
I love the quote by C.S. Lewis, "There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind."