There are times that looking back over the past can be entertaining, painful, insightful, or enlightening. I've taken a picture a day for a year, twice. I have to admit it's nice to look over those pictures to get an instant reminder of that particular moment in time - what was going on in the world, my little corner of it, or my state of mind. Perhaps with this there may be a more telling view into my mind at the moment & for years to come.
Perfection, at least in a relationship, is really a myth. To quote the saying "there's only 2 imperfect people who are willing to overlook the flaws of the other". As I told someone just tonight -
better to look for someone who is willing to put the work that is
required for a successful relationship & someone who you're willing
to do the same for. That the whole of the relationship is worth more
than the individual parts."
There's a thought that love & relationships shouldn't be work that they should just be perfect or at least not require work or effort to maintain. But think about it. If you want to maintain something, say your house or car or even your hair color, you have to do some kind of maintenance or up keep with it. Why wouldn't a relationship between 2 different individuals with their own thoughts, hopes, dreams, & feelings take some work to maintain?