Your life is yours alone. This means two thing to me. First of all, no one has the right to tell you what you should or shouldn't want, feel, dream of or desire. If your soul is calling you, you must answer or you'll forever be haunted by the whispers of what you know could be. Second thing, since this is your life alone, it's your responsibility to live it. Period. You don't have to have permission and you also don't need to wait for others to help you to make it happen. Help is wonderful. Community is gold. But in the end, no matter who or where you are, no matter what you've been through this is your life, it's yours to live, direct, write and create.
Know yourself and find your way. Express yourself. Do what makes you come alive. Question what you've been taught and let your heart lead the way. Face your fears, love your wounds, embrace your shadows, feed your desires and all will unfold for you - your way - your most free way.
This is your life. OWN it.