NOTE: I'm being purposefully vague. I write a lot about how I feel, about my personal life. My life is intertwined with the lives of those around me, and maybe they don't want to share it all on the internet. I understand and respect that. So just take what I write and apply it to your own life. I'm writing about myself, to myself, about loved ones, to loved ones, about you, and to you.
The future is yours to have. Take it.
You can't change what has already happened, only what will happen. We all have things in our lives that are unpleasant, that are traumatic, that cause deep and lasting scars. We all have a little darkness lurking. You can choose to keep those things, the awful, sad things, and let them hurt you and your life forever, or you can let them go. Let them go. Move on.
Take responsibility for your life and your actions. Sometimes it may feel like you're not in control, that you have no choices, no options. That's a lie. You have a lot of choices, you can make of your life what you want.
Embrace the future. Embrace all of the good things in this world. Embrace the love that people are offering to you. Embrace yourself.
You can be whoever you want to be. It's never too late.