We are all a work-in-progress.  It's important to keep this in mind.  Otherwise, at various seasons of our lives, we may think there's nothing more to look forward to. Your past experiences, your present situations and your future expectations, all effect how you feel about yourself. In each season of your life you have made choices - some good and some not so good.  Often people lock their own self image into one particular season of their life.  Keep the bigger picture in mind.  You decide how you want to be defined.  Letting go of the past will help you find your future dreams while you live in the 'now' moments of your life.