We all experience difficult times and we all make mistakes, the only thing that matters is leaving that bad place behind. Ridding yourself of negative behavior and negative thoughts. Moving forward is never easy, but once you make that step towards a positive life, it gets easier. Looking at the past as the past becomes easier, you accept your mistakes and improve yourself to avoid repeating the past. It is possible to change your life - but after sitting in darkness for so long it may look hopeless.