If we become too engrossed in the past, it can have a detrimental impact on our present and future lives. Reference the past for knowledge gained and lessons learned, but don't live in it. The simple truth is the past is in the past; we can't change what's already happened, no matter how we try. But, you still have a whole life ahead of you to focus on and build.
Do something nice for yourself today. It could be picking up a coffee, shopping for yourself, or just taking a few minutes out of the day to relax. The important part is it makes you feel happy and rewarded.
Being flawed and human, we all make mistakes from time to time. Part of being human is making mistakes, learning from them, and growing as a person. It's perfectly okay to make mistakes or to stumble and fall. The important takeaway from mistakes is that we acknowledge them, learn from them, and use that gained knowledge to better ourselves. Remember, there's nothing wrong with making a mistake sometimes; but, we should do our best to improve ourselves through them.
Please remember to always be kind, tolerant, and accepting of other people. We are all human, so let’s treat each other as we would want to be treated. Even if you don’t approve of another person’s lifestyle or beliefs, you don’t have to treat them poorly because of that. If you want to be accepted for who you are, then also accept others for who they are and try to be understanding of their perspective. As long as it’s safe, legal, and consensual, we all deserve to love who we love without facing judgement, intolerance, or hate. So once again, let’s keep in mind that we’re all human and deserve respect.
Take pride in who you are, who you love, and how you identify. Don't let others dull your brilliant shine. Even if certain people don't accept or understand you, the important thing is for you to be happy with yourself. So, live your truth every single day and flaunt who you are inside.