When sending their kids out the door in the morning, some moms will say, "Don't forget your lunch! Be good! Make good friends! Learn something new! Remember who you are!" When sending them into the world moms say this "Don't forget to be awesome!
Your journey has molded you for your greater god, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.