To be able to thank Allah is a blessing within itself. Imam Shafi’i Allah Azza Wa Jal has bestowed countless of blessings upon us. So to be in the position in which you are thanking Allah for His favors and protection upon you, is truly a blessing itself. Allah has blessed each of His creations in different yet favorable ways. Always give thanks. All praise is to Allah.
For what it's worth: It's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over. -F. Scott Fitzgerald More