It’s sometimes easy to look at our past and ask “Why me?” For those of us who had the opportunity to hear Elder Wirthlin speak this Sunday, the question we should always ask is, “What next?” So, what’s next for me after the last eight months of mistakes…moving forward. I am learning from the mistakes I made and going on to live a better life. I am free. I have my whole life in front of me and I can choose to make it exactly what I want it to be.
I have so many dreams. I want to travel and see the world, not that I haven’t, but I want to see more. I want to go back to school to prove to myself that I can get through a master’s program with good grades and find a great job where I feel challenged and successful regularly. I want to learn to play an instrument. I want to SCUBA in the Galapagos and hike Mt. Kilimanjaro. Most importantly, I want to do what God wants me to do and become what He sees me becoming. What and who that is, I am discovering a little piece at a time.
What I love is that I’m done asking “Why me?” and “How could I have been so (fill in any negative adjective you like)?” and I am moving forward with, “What now?” Yes, I have made mistakes. We have all made mistakes. I am choosing to move on.