Your bad news is part of who you are. Own it. It’s the developing story of your struggle.
Mistakes happening right now are crises. Mistakes that happened long ago are anecdotes.
This tells you a bit about the power of framing. In this case your point of view is the only difference between a crisis and an entertaining anecdote. Embrace the crises you’re going through right now because they are the building blocks of your story in the future.