“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” -Walt Whitman
No matter what you have faced, know that there is light beyond the dark. Everyone has events, people, and/or things in their past that effect their present; it is a choice as to whether or not these are used as motivation or if their used to feel sorry for oneself. Absolutely harrowing events are a fact of life; they happen to the best of us; no one is immune. Do not let your past keep you from embracing your present. It is never too late to be the person you never knew you could be! Settling is also a choice; the alternative is best. Choose love and life and happiness!