THIS IS REAL LIFE
Everyday we wake up and move forward with the life we have already lived on our plate. We are absolutely the people we are because of the life we have lived.
The problem is when we allow the things we have done, the people who are part of our lives, dictate how we move forward in life. Maybe you didn't have the greatest upbringing, Maybe you didn't get hugged enough as a child. WHO CARES! You future is in front of you. What took place to make you the person you are today, only prepared you to move forward in life.
I didn't grow up in perfect circumstances. I am the child of a broken home, with all sorts of negatives. But I won't for one second allow any of those negatives dictate the life I am going to live. But I will allow the circumstances that I have experienced propel me toward excellence. My family's future is worth my energy to pursue a greater life.
So I don't care what you have gone through, it has made you the person you are today to be able to face the future head on, not run from it.
Do yourself a favor, and be more than average, pursue excellence! You were made in the image of GOD, ACT like it!