I messed up very badly during my twenties. Now I'm almost 27 and I'm just finishing a college diploma. I'd like to go on to do a postgraduate certificate (the program is one I'll most likely love and is just a year) but I feel like I'm just getting older and older and older... and a little bit despondent. Does anyone have any motivational stories about "making it" later on in life? Pursuing educational goals and getting a great job? The thing is... I DO have the motivation and desire to clean up the mess I'm in but I get constant headaches over my worry about being so old and not established yet. It doesn't help that relatives of mine have already chalked my life up to being a failure.