Don't continuously judge yourself for your past mistakes - and don't let others continuously do that either. The past does not equal the future. Your future starts today. With the choices and actions you take, starting now.
For all the writers out there it can be difficult finding the perfect emotion for your character, whether your character is sad, angry, or surprised those words can seem to get a bit boring. so i introduce the Writer's Wheel of emotion. Enjoy - J.