I heard a song for the first time today come up on my Spotify playlist during the last 3 minutes of my workout. The song ended exactly as I finished my workout and I just laid there..crying..in a puddle of my own sweat.
It’s been a minute since a song hit me THAT hard. And I can tell you that it set the tone for the entire rest of my day. I realized in that moment that although I’ve been knocked down..although I’ve been hit hard..although I’ve got scars and screw ups and so many things I’m not proud of..all of these things have allowed me to BECOME the person that I am..and NONE of these things have destroyed me. I AM STILL HERE. And although I’m NOT THERE (some place in the future I wish I was at NOW), I’m alive. I’m breathing. I’ve got endurance and stamina to make it further than I’ve ever been before BECAUSE I’ve got experience of WHAT DOESN’T WORK. And I’ve never felt more focused. It’s not about the past. It’s not about the failures. It’s all about WHAT you are going to do NEXT. Your past can serve as a tool and resource for your future IF YOU CHOOSE IT!!!
It is never, ever too late. Don’t ever, ever, EVER give up or give in.