It is a lesson that I keep need to learn, as it is something I still struggle with. There are times, particularly on the high holidays, when my thoughts turn to my life and my choices therein.
This is not an activity that I recommend by any stretch of the imagination, yet it is something that I do engage in, from time to time.
I am getting my life back on track, starting with my finances, and working on from there.
I try to not dwell on my failures of the past and more importantly not to blame them on others. I am trying to accept that has happened is what has happened.
There are things that I would like to have done, yet I must accept that if I did go back in time and make different choices, I would be a different person.
I am who I am, for better or worse, because of my choices, and my past. I must just accept my life as it is and continually work to make my life better from here.
For that is all that I can do, try to come to some sort of peace with my past, to respect it for what it was, for how it shaped me.
I must also come to terms with and just accept that my current condition is what it is. My life is in a holding pattern, and I am on my way to making my life better.
It is to the future that I must turn my focus and hopes. For, while my past and present may shape me, I can shape my future.
It has been said “The future is not set, there is no destiny but what we make for ourselves.”
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!