Find strength in your mistakes.
Some of the strongest people I know have gotten that way from their poor choices.
We’ve all made bad choices and some of the consequences of those have hurt. Badly in some cases.
We can either dwell on them or learn from them. I choose learning.
Throughout my writing career, I’ve made some poor choices for which I’ve paid the price. While the pain and consequences of those choices are no fun to live out, I like to think I can help someone not make that same mistake. Or, if they made it, too, help them navigate it.
I believe we grow the most when we’re dealing with the tough parts of life. But through them we develop perseverance, wisdom, and resilience, and they are wicked-awesome skills needed in life.
So hang in there and stay strong, my friends.