In my dream, my hunger for learning and my desire to be special is quieted, soothed. I think that if I could be a scholar, I could live in peace. If I could wake every day to the discipline of the offices of the day, and spend my days in study, I think I would feel that I was living a life that was pleasing to God and to me. I would not care whether people thought I was special, if my life was truly special.
Rather than spending time dwelling on things that have happened in the past, think about the things you have learnt about yourself as a result. Your past experiences have made you the person you are today. The moments have passed, but your learning remains.
Kate Kippenberger, Soul Food: Recipes for a Happier Life