But what I came, finally to understand is that the life I have now,
the person I have become is something to be valued.
It's not second best.
it's not just a way of keeping busy in place of my real life.
or the future I once held dear.
This is it
And I like it.

I'm no saint.
I still get as crazed and frantic as I ever did, and I still feel sad for what's been lost.
But I also feel joy, and love, and peace.

As hard as the journey was, it has brought me profound understanding of myself and what I have to contribute to the world.

- author unknown