Hi! I just found this on Reddit. And I really liked it so I thought that I'd share it. I'm not an optimist usually. But I'm trying to break that shell. (Sometimes you see something really glorious like sometimes in the evening the sun makes everything golden and the asphalt looks really beautiful.)
There are some roads that are closed off from you forever
There was a life that you could have lived, but no longer
But this is the life you have. This is the life you chose with every decision you made. Those alternate lives aren't real, they're hopeful imaginations that don't include all the negative things that would have happened had you lived those lives instead.
Possibilities being closed off are inevitable, you can't do and be everything. All you can do is ask yourself if you're living the way that makes the most sense to you now. But if you're not, then change something for the better.
Don't torture yourself with "what if". There is no "what if", the time has passed. There is only what is, and you're not maximising the potential of what is by imagining what wasn't.