The anger I felt towards the ex when he randomly popped in my head (like when he texted, "Happy New Year!") was already dwindling as a result of time. The anger went away even faster when I got a new crush. I met this crush a few weeks ago through friends. Then I ran into him again a week ago. I didn't think I'd see him again so soon!
We've exchanged some texts. He doesn't live in the Bay Area. So, even if this goes nowhere, it's still a very nice distraction.