“YOU DIDN’T WASTE THOSE YEARS”
Understand that those years of pain and struggles that you endured was the time that it took for you to earn, learn and then apply the lessons that allowed you to become your best self now. It wasn’t time wasted, it was time invested, it gave the decision to change your life for the better weght and power.
It led you to the realisation that you needed to change, and it gave you the courage and determination to take action. It was a valuable exchange in order for you to not ‘waste’ the rest of your life. There’s nothing wrong with wishing that you changed sooner, but the fact is that you changed, be proud of that.