There’s no shame in taking longer. You aren’t behind, and your timing isn’t wrong. Your path is just different. And it’s okay. Life isn’t a competition or a race. You can’t compare the journey you’re on or the things you’ve achieved because everyone is going to different places. We all have different goals and dreams and values. Different strengths and struggles and traumas. Different opportunities and access and resources. And that means the places we get to and the ways in which we get there are going to be unique.