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Ariana Grande’s “Thank You, Next” Can Help You Move On

Have you ever thought about someone from your past that you would really like to reconnect with? Are you in a healthy, loving relationship but is still curious about your past loves? Was your past love not right for you but you can not seem to get over him/her? Are you stuck in the past and can’t move forward until you have closure?

If you have answered “yes” to all these above questions, then let me tell you, you aren’t alone. Listening to late 90’s and early 2000 music brought back so many fond memories of endless nights of drinking and partying, being carefree and careless, and having no set obligations holding me back. It made me start thinking about past loves and who I have lost along the way; it simply made me want to reconnect with people who I once cared about.

It also made me start to disconnect from my present world of responsibilities, family obligations and my internal guidance system was off -kiltered. I was allowing myself to pursue past mistakes and having the urge to relive them, even though I knew it was morally wrong to do so. I was living in the past and it was controlling me; not allowing me to grow but making me become stagnant and unprogressive. It became a sickness and an obsession that I knew I needed to let go. I needed to be thankful for those relationships but I also needed to move on.

Being thankful for your youthful experiences have made you become the person you are today. You are not the same person nor will you ever will be again, however you should be grateful for the experiences that gave you the strength to know your worth as a person. Knowing your worth was and is a life long struggle we are all working on and our life experiences can test us time and time again. I had to ask the Universe for help; for signs that I needed to move past my past and the Universe did NOT disappoint.

Scrolling through Instagram I happened to see Ariana Grande’s feed about her new single “Boyfriend”. I watched the video but right underneath it was her other hit single from 2018, “Thank you, Next”. If you’re an Ariana Grande fan, you would know the lyrics by heart. If you’re not, let me refresh you on a few lines:

Thought I’d end up with Sean
But he wasn’t a match
Wrote some songs about Ricky
Now I listen and laugh
Even almost got married
And for Pete, I’m so thankful
Wish I could say, “Thank you” to Malcolm
‘Cause he was an angel

We go through many loves and each of them tells us something about ourselves. Our hopes and dreams once lived with these individuals we once loved. We remember the good times and we cherish them for all eternity but it doesn’t mean we should allow them to keep us in the past and forget why we are here in the first place.

One taught me love
One taught me patience
And one taught me pain
Now, I’m so amazing
I’ve loved and I’ve lost
But that’s not what I see
So, look what I got
Look what you taught me
And for that, I say

Every single person we interact with will have an affect on us as people. They help us grow, they help us see who we truly are, they help us realize what we truly deserve. Even the terrible relationships teach us about what we attract and how we see ourselves. We must take our good AND bad experiences to become better versions of ourselves.

Thank you, next (next)
Thank you, next (next)
Thank you, next
I’m so fuckin’ grateful for my ex
Thank you, next (next)
Thank you, next (next)
Thank you, next (next)
I’m so fuckin’

Here, we must move on BUT we must be thankful for our experiences. What was, will always be but it’s TIME to move on. Our life doesn’t happen TO us, they happen because OF us. If we choose to appreciate what we have been given, we can learn from them and move on. Life’s a blessing that we create.

I’ve got so much love (love)
Got so much patience (patience)
I’ve learned from the pain (pain)
I turned out amazing (turned out amazing)
I’ve loved and I’ve lost (yeah, yeah)
But that’s not what I see (yeah, yeah)
‘Cause look what I’ve found (yeah, yeah)
Ain’t no need for searching
And for that, I’ll say

With each experience with an individual, you achieve a greater understanding of who you are as a person. You become stronger, braver and more courageous. You become a better version of you so you are better prepared to meet that one person who DESERVES you.

So, if you are ever reminiscing and examining about reconnecting with a lost love, ask yourself this question: Are you better now without this person? If you are, then keep that relationship as a happy memory that you will never forget. But keep it movin’ and say “Thank you, Next”.

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