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.
twenty years form now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didnt do than by the ones you did do. so throw off the bowlines. sail away from safe harbor. catch the trade winds in your sails.