When you see a new light appear inside you, follow it in spite of your past, in spite of the realistic odds and even in spite of the voices of those who doubt you. It could be the light of independence, it could be the light of creativity or it could be the light of being more open to beauty. Throw caution into the wind, put your bruised heart into it for your heart to heal and follow how you trust yourself.
Being emotionally fulfilled and happy enough is a deeper inside job. Only you alone can walk your path while feeling what is truly right and wrong for you, external validation and avoiding judgment will never fulfill it for you if you feel empty. You walk your path and you own your life.
Look deeper inside you, the answers might be there all along without the need to look for external validation for your feelings. You own your feelings, you own your standards and you have to stand strongly for yourself alone from far within.
I don't know what's going to happen in the future. We have no choice but to do what we feel is right at the moment. If we find out later we've made a mistake then we'll cry and get angry and then we'll think about the future again.
The future is an uncertain thing in all respects, but whether you are looking forward, backward, up, down, to the side, or deep inside yourself, it's going to keep moving toward you. Rather than sit and wait and dread or waiting for it to become the past, move forward. Meet whatever is coming with your head up, eyes unclouded and take the bad with the good. You will be a better person for every moment you make that effort and I know you will be rewarded by the universe. After all, you're deciding where you're going to go.
Every moment holds the opportunity to live out your dreams. Whether you are alone, with others, inside, or outside in the beauty of nature's lesson book, the moments pass like wind carrying dandelion seeds that float by in front of you. Reach out and grab those seeds, and plant them, and they will grow. At first you may regard them as useless seeds, useless opportunities, just like people consider dandelions to be useless weeds. But with an unjaded perspective, you may find those opportunities grow into a bright yellow blossom, full of cheer, and produce for you a cluster of dozens more opportunities that will float by for you to catch.
Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”