>you successfully fostered within yourself a mature attitude that you admire and value
>you summoned up the courage to act on it and make necessary changes in your life
>why am I still crying
Man, I was such a fuck up from, say, 17ish-22ish. I'm finally finishing my degree now at 24, and I have a job, so things are looking up for once for me. Still, there is no way for me to feel at all proud of my direction as a 24 year old living with his parents. It would be really nice to be able to take pride in my improvement, but whichever way I look at it it's a bit of a joke.
I didnt get my degree until I was ~30 and I lived with my mom for a good part of that time. You are gonna be fine dude.