This is my UBER GOAL for the next chapter of my life. I love this advice SO very much! And Julia Child LIVED IT! I feel that this advice is SO conducive to "Health & Wellness" that it HAD to be pinned on this board! Passion is KEY!
Your journey has molded you for your greater god, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.
This is true in relationships and also pertains to moving, having to say goodbye to family and friends, making a career change, saying goodbye to old habits/lifestyles,etc. Be Brave enough to say goodbye and life will reward you with a new hello :)
Don't compromise your morals. --- There were some people in my life who did compromise themselves (and DEFINITELY their morals), rather than change the dickheads around them. Oh well, THEIR loss, not mine.