“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”
― Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button screenplay
On days when I’m stuck or feeling a little out of it, I try to tell myself just that — that it’s never too late.
Things can always be changed.
Bridges can be unburned.
Battles can be won.
We just need to know which fights are worth fighting — and which are best left to the past.
But we can’t change the past. We need to remember that. We can’t undo a bad race; rewind and erase a night we wish never happened. We can’t undo the hurt or the angst or the time wasted wondering “what if?”.
We can only move forward, keep our heads up, and realize that it’s not the end. That it’s never too late to be who you really are; who you’re meant to be.