At 27 years of age I can only tell you that I spend more time angry and depressed about the last 23 years than I do excited for the next XX years, at least right now. I don't it is easy for any of us. After all, our "regrets" are so often intertwined with our abuse that one can hardly blame a survivor for having a hard time grieving the loss, remedying the abuse's effects on our lives, and THEN having an opportunity to do all the other things non-survivors do. Frankly, I think survivors start life at a serious disadvantage from non-survivors and even more so for the fact that it is not recognized as such. "You're a survivor? Well, my parents got divorced/I had a single parent/we grew up poor/etc and I did alright for myself why can't you?" While those things are definitely difficult to deal with I feel like one is akin to having your city carpet bombed and the other is like having your city nuked.
"Life is like this dark tunnel. You may not always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you keep moving, you will come to a better place." ~ General Iroh