When we are young, we have a tendency to explore different sides of life that don't have anything to do with each other.
As we get older, we start incorporating economy of effort in the process. Instead of leaping from one area of life to another without thinking twice about their relation, we make sure the new thing grows naturally out of the old one. Quite simply because it saves energy and makes the journey easier (something we need with age).
Personally I have done a lot of the former in my eagerness to explore life in all its varieties. It's my nature, and I wouldn't be true to myself if I didn't try to check out what hides beyond the next curve of the road.
However, I have also learned that to be able to move on in life, you have to build upon the essence of previous experiences. They contain great value for you, and you should always try to use them for whatever comes next.
Don't just suppress them, because you feel like starting a new chapter in life. If you do, you are basically denying yourself — or at least a part of you — and what's the point of that? You are, who you are. Use it to get better.
Part of your life
To put in another way, you should always let your mind grow organically. Whatever is there is part of your life, so be brave enough to look at it for what it is, and use it to move on.
Maybe it's to be used as fertilizer for your next step in life. Maybe it's to be improved and made even better. That's up to you and your process of change, but you have to use it one way or the other. Our energy in life is simply too precious to not keep refining it.
That's also why I am proud to announce the following: