I know people are always saying, never look back. But, I actually think it's a very important part of personal growth. We need to look back in order to see how far we've come. Take stock of what you've learned and appreciate the person you have become. Never be ashamed of where you come from or the bad choices you've made. They are a part of who you are and you wouldn't be the person you are today without them. There is so much knowledge in our pasts. Some of the most inspiring people I've ever met have over come great obstacles and endured great disappointments, tragedies and pain. And maybe it didn't happen over night, but they always took the next right step. One foot in front of the other, they moved towards the life they dreamed of. You are the sum of all your experiences and what you do with the collective bumps in the road make you powerfully, beautifully, undoubtedly you.