I have learned so much about life by this point in my 21 years on earth. You can do all that you possibly can in your life but sometimes things just don't work out as you planned or hoped. Accepting that life is hard comes with accepting that you have the ability to make it better. I have learned it is a personal choice whether or not to dwell in the negativity of an unfortunate circumstance. I have learned to not hold resentment & that forgiveness is both incredibly difficult and essential. I have learned to concentrate on my own feelings rather than what everyone else is going to think. I have learned to protect my confidence and the most important relationship to have is with yourself. I have learned to focus on the present to create better today's than yesterday's. & I have learned that God is with me in the midst of my storms and He is in control.