Starting life over is a lot like moving to a new house. You pack up all of your things, give away what you don't need, and throw out anything that's broken. Then you take it to an unfamiliar place and try to find new places for all of your old things. When you drive by your old place it suprises you to see other people living there. Your new neighbors smile and say "hello"... but they don't really know you.
And most of your mail is simply addressed to... The Occupant.