Life changes, it's in a constant state of flux. Shit happens and all that jazz. But what's important is what you make of it. Of each situation. How you decide to act. Do you push on? Or do you fail? Is there such an option as failure? Or is failure like beauty and only in the eye of the beholder?
I believe that life is what you make it, regardless of circumstances.
Circumstances are just your starting point. If you think of it as a game, it's where the game begins. It has absolutely nothing on where you are going.
That part is all up to you.
Learn what you can.
Do what you have too without sacrificing your morals.
Don't dwell on what you cannot change.
Push forward even when all the odds are stacked against you.
Carve out the person you want to be, even if you don't have the tools you think you need to do it. Use your fingernails.
Because you matter.
Don't ever give up on yourself.
When everyone else has given up.
When the fighting seems too hard.
Take another step and dig in. You are in it for the long haul.
When things are bad around you. Be prepared to leave it all behind without a second thought.
Don't get attached to things. Things will always be there. It's the living, knowledge, and yourself that matter.
Focus on the now. The past and the future are unchanging shadows. Only the present time can be altered.
Treat everything with respect. You are no greater than an ant or a fern.
Find balance in everything and maintain it.
"No man is free who is not master of himself."