Taking the precepts again tonight, I am further resolved to follow the path, no matter what it means for my life as I have lived it up until now.
Śāntideva's lines come to mind:
Today my life has borne fruit;May all of us live up to the dignity of our birthright!
Having well obtained this human existence,
I've been born into the family of Buddha
And am now one of Buddha's Sons.
Thus whatever actions I do from now on
Must be in accord with the family.
Never shall I disgrace or pollute
This noble and unsullied race.