We cannot make up for lost time.
That is not how life works.
We do not get to go back.
There is nothing we can do to undo what is done or to do what has not been.
There is only this moment and this opportunity.
The only way to do right by our past selves and those to whom we owe amends for our behavior is to admit where we were wrong, to make things right wherever possible, and to make better decisions as we move forward.
But, there is only forward.
The benefit we have in this moment, over the moments of our past, however, is the wisdom gained from our experiences of what has not worked for us before.