I feel blessed to have found my mission. Believe me, most of what I've discovered wasn't on my radar screen. Someone once said that life is what happens while you're making other plans. So life happens and, if you're lucky and at times brave, you allow your mission and your passion to find you.
A prime law of the universe is that nothing can be created or destroyed, only changed. We have the opportunity to take our swamp and change it into our meadow. Another thought is that there is nothing in the universe that is bad, it just is. People tend to brand things as good or bad based on beliefs that are not necessarily true, only opinions, and that makes all the difference.