I have been doing a lot of thinking about redemption-forgiving and wanting to be forgiven-it makes me wonder about why we don’t just start over. Forget that we have made mistakes and move on to something or someone else for a fresh start; something new that doesn’t know the past. Then I thought-it’s the easy way out. We can all just pack up our mistakes in nice, neat boxes, pretending that they don’t exist or never happened. The fact is, those mistakes were made and they need to be faced. If I can right the wrongs I have done in life then I should try my best to do so. I do not want to give up on myself, on love and the ones that love me. It hurts more than I could have ever imagined, but long term, I will learn and grow from them; waiting it out is the hard part. Fighting through the pain is key.