I'm writing a novel set as an autobiography written in the first person narrative, and am a bit torn when it comes to a major choice I have to make, rather sooner than later. The novel centers around the narrator going through a very rough period of his life, coming out stronger in the end. I suppose the moral of my story eventually is that a complete asshole can in fact save his relationship and his career if he has the willpower to put in some work, and how a person can become cynical because of his environment, but doesn't have to stay that way his whole life. Throughout the novel I have sections where he compares his life in the old days to his current situation, and where he critically looks at his behavior in a way that is different from how he saw it then. So, my question is: Would you think it ruins the story if the narrator reveals his current situation throughout the book? I guess it would make perfect sense in the autobiography of a well known person, but in this case the story is fictional and this may be viewed differently. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. This is my first novel, and I would love to finish it.