Hi, "Sailing - In that fall it was like this, that/how I spent life." or "Sailing - In that fall it had been like this, that/how I spent life." I'm somehow confused by this sentence. I don't know if I shall use the simple past or the past perfect. Would "in that fall it had been like this, that I spent life" be the best alternative or it depends on what I'm trying to say ? It's like there's a guy talking about some past memories,i.e. he isn't sailing anymore. What I ask myself is if in this sentence there's a kind of continuity to it that would require the past perfect or if I shall take it as a fact and simply say that at this period of time in the past he was there sailing. Thanks in advance.