You are not defined by your past! You are growing from each second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, and decade..Take the time to improve yourself and becoming who you wanted to be! Forgive yourself from past mistakes. Your past mistakes were based on your decisions that made sense at the time and felt right in your heart and mind. You can overcome those past mistakes by learning from them and continue to be the person you wanted to be! You are like a budding rose blossoming! Every petal unfolding itself to full bloom is a new stage in your life. Stages of growth might be a new set of ideas or learning something new or overcoming a past mistake or even setting and obtaining a new goal! Each petal of Growth that has bloomed shows that you are becoming who you are..the true you!