“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”—
J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)
Gandalf is right. We don’t get to choose when we’re born or often times, where this life takes us. But, what we do with our time is up to us. We often times face challenges that cause us to regret taking that first step, but, after much challenge, is great reward.