So many people are stuck with stories they've been telling themselves for months or years. Which makes it hard for them to move on to new projects.
Are you the same person you were one year ago? 5 years ago?
Most likely not. You've changed, grew and now have different interests, desires and goals.
You're not the sum of your past experiences.
Each experience you had in the past made you who you are today. But it should have zero influence over who you're going to be tomorrow.
Meaning, don't limit yourself to an old storytelling. Focus on what makes sense and serves you today. You don't owe anything to your past experiences or relationships. Don't let other people's memories of you hold you back from growing and moving on in your life and work.
Write your own story.