Yes! You have the right idea, Tony. Ask yourself what kind of person you want to be? Then let your life be driven with that purpose. You can do, and be anything you that want to be, as long as you put your mind to it. It's your choice. Create your own future and happiness will definitely follow. You can't change anyone else they have to be willing to give 100 percent just like you. Definitely communicate your feelings. No matter work on you, sometimes when a significate other sees positive change they will want the same.
I believe in the law of attraction; that positive thoughts/intentions bring positive experiences into a person's life. We are made up of pure energy by God, best to use it to our best ability, anytime.
Here's to you!