Life is not all rainbows and butterflies. It can be tough sometimes.
Promise yourself to not let your past hold you back or hold it against yourself. Take everything as a lesson learned. If you regret some of the decisions you have made in the past, stop being so hard on yourself. At that time, you did your best with the knowledge you had. At that time, you did your best with the experience you had. Your decisions were made with a younger mind. If you were to make these decisions with the wisdom you have today, you would choose differently. So give yourself a break. Time and experience have a wonderful way of helping us grow and learn to make better choices today, for ourselves and those we care for.
Promise to live a life that feels right to you, not that looks right to everyone else. Give yourself permission to follow the path that makes YOU happy. And realize that some people in your life will refuse to walk beside you as you embark on this journey; they simply won’t approve no matter what you say, and that’s OK. Sometimes when you commit yourself to creating your own happiness, it clashes with the perceptions of others. Sometimes when you gain something great, you have to let go of something else. And sometimes this ‘something else’ is a relationship that only wants you to do what they want you to do.
If you learn to open your heart and mind, anyone, including the folks who eventually drive you mad, can teach you something worthwhile.
Every great success requires some type of worthy struggle to get there