No part of your life was wasted.
Every moment of it, waking and sleeping, molded you into who you are today, and who you will be.
So you went to medical school and discovered you didn’t love medicine?
Now you know more about yourself. You can try something else. Choose differently.
So you spent eight years in a relationship and then broke up?
Now you have eight years of knowing what you’re like in a relationship.
Eight years of conscious learning and evolving.
Eight years of kissing practice, which you might share with someone new (or not).
And you’ve discovered that this one person isn’t right for you.
So you worked on a painting for three weeks and ended up hating it?
You got to paint for three weeks straight.
You worked hard at figuring out a puzzle, and that work, in and of itself, can be so satisfying.
You can paint over that canvas.
Maybe this next one will flow.
The time and energy you’ve invested in a path does not require you to continue something longer than feels right to you.
It doesn’t work to make life choices based on projected ROI.
Life isn’t a balanced equation that can be solved.
Sometimes your gut tells you to change directions, and you’ve gotta do it.
None of it was a mistake.