During a recent trip to Texas that didn’t start out too well, I decided to drive down to the beach in Galveston, Texas. The beach being my “go to place” when I needed to clear my head and think about things. All of the “what if’s” and “why’s” that had previously flooded my brain disappeared into the sound of the crashing waves. It made me realize that the “what if’s” and “why’s” don’t really matter in life and that I’ve wasted so much time trying to change what I cannot. Sometimes I have wondered if there will be a time in our lives where the past meets the present and future in a effort to make life perfect. Truth be told, there is no perfect life and all of us have troubles beyond our control. It’s how we handle them that counts and whether or not we learn from our mistakes. As I left the solitude of the beach, I left with a new sense of purpose and clarity.