A phase of my life ended this past weekend. It has been a difficult time. Mixed emotions, plenty of ups and downs. But the end was the correct outcome.

Now I am looking at things like this: when one thing ends, another can be born in its place.

The problems and many mistakes of the past are behind me. I will not look back anymore. Instead, I look forward to the future with a new hope, a new optimism.

Last night I had a great gym session. I’m getting stronger and fitter, and I may even restart jujitsu. I want to wear that black belt again – after all, I earned it.

But for now I will take life one day at a time, and only look forward.