It isn’t where you came from,

Its where you’re going that counts.

Ella Fitzgerald


It’s not where you came from.

It’s not where you’ve been or haven’t been. What you know or don’t know. What mistakes have troubled you or what opportunities you’ve let slip through your fingers.

It’s not how much you’ve suffered. What side of town you’ve come from. What family genetics you’ve inherited or what nurturing you may or may not have received.

You’re not hopeless.

Far from it.

There is much hope in choosing to go where you’re going.

The past doesn’t define you. Or at least it doesn’t have to, if you’re willing to burn the ill begotten scripts which have governed your life thus far.

You’re not predestined.

You are free.

Free to dream.

And armed with time to become who you dream of becoming. Time to embrace a new life, if you have the courage to renew your sense of purpose. If you realize that its where you’re going and not where you’ve been that matters.

So, don’t look back. Look forward.

Don’t get discouraged by what you don’t have but become inspired by what you seek.

Where are you going?

Who are you going with?

What will you bring on your journey?

Who will you meet? What will you experience? What stories will you be happy to tell?

Go with God’s speed.

Go unapologetically.

Stop saying if and when.

Start moving here and now.