By Sydney Abrams

Have you heard that new Katy Perry song, “The One That Got Away?”

It’s going through my head right. Do you have a guy or girl who you think “got away?” Many of us dwell on “The One” or other things from the past, thinking that it is more important than right now.

As teenagers, it can be tough to figure out our emotions. We struggle with “mistakes.” But I’m discovering that the past does not have to determine your future. Why dwell on the bad when there is so much good to see? Why think about the mistakes instead of all of the positive choices you make day in and day out?

Katy Perry repeats, “In another life…” emphasizing how she regrets losing someone. Regret is apart of life, but if you hold on to it for too long, I have found that it keeps you from being happy.

I’m thinking that this truth especially applies to relationships. As teens, it’s easy regret something you said, or something you did. Or maybe you regret something you didn’t say or something you didn’t do – especially with that guy or girl that you thought you loved, liked, or just thought was cute. No matter what, there is no “money that can buy [you] a time machine.”

Valentine’s Day is approaching, and if you’re upset about a love lost; a problem with friends; a situation that you can’t seem to solve, try to move on. I no longer long to go back in time; today is the day to go forward. I don’t want to regret another moment of life.

Read more about relationships on BodiMojo.

Sydney Abrams is a Boston-area teen who enjoys singing and other school activities.

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