Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone makes bad decisions. Everyone has regrets. We all wish we could have changed our lives sooner. We all wish we could just skip to the good parts. Our struggles shape who we become in the end. I've never met anyone worthwhile who had an easy and perfect life. Not everyone wears their mistakes. Not everyone carries them around so visible for others to see. And if you do carry around the extra baggage for everyone to see it doesn't mean you are a worthless person. All you can do is start making better decisions. I weighed nearly 300 lbs in the first photo (I never stepped on the scale at that size). Around 180 lbs on the right. This was my nursing school graduation. I felt ashamed of the pics. I never shared them. A major accomplishment for me and I couldn't share it. The point is, we are all damaged or flawed in some way. We all have a lot to learn and a lot we can improve in ourselves. And we should never stop learning, growing, & improving. Because then what's the point in that? What is life if we are holding still? Static? All I want in life is to keep growing into the healthiest, happiest, and best version of myself that I can. That's all I can hope for. And I have more mistakes and have more life lessons to learn along the way. Here's to the good, the bad, and everything in between. 🥂 Thank you to the people who support this journey.