Don't compromise your morals. --- There were some people in my life who did compromise themselves (and DEFINITELY their morals), rather than change the dickheads around them. Oh well, THEIR loss, not mine.
Your journey has molded you for your greater god, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.