On How I Changed My Life

Change My Life

Good Morning Wild Ones!

Today I am going to talk about how I changed my life. I know many people have lived life generally afloat, and have never felt utterly hopeless literally sitting at rock bottom. I have. I can remember looking up from this figurative rock bottom, knowing something everything had to change. I remember, without any direction, saying that I needed to change my life. This was the only thing I knew. My sophomore year of college was one of those years for me, it was my turning point, my reconstructed genesis. That year I had three jobs, was in school full-time, lab instructed, and involved myself in multiple extra-curriculars. It was not just this, but I was also having family issues and many other personal issues. I was completely overwhelmed and overworked. My spiritual life and social life both severely declined as I was attempting to do my best at the tasks before me. With all of this combined, although I was not miserable, I would find myself frequently struggling to be happy; this ended in me having two depressive episodes in that year. I knew that something needed to change; I could not continue living like that. So I focused my junior year on both my happiness and becoming the best me. Granted, I had some of the hardest classes of my life that year, and I did not do as well as I would have liked in some them. But I take responsibility for that, and I would never trade my personal growth for the grades I had when I was chronically stressed. My life changed completely because of this intentionality about my change. Like a cycle, the better I became, the happier I became because I was living a more fulfilled life.

The One Step Process

Literally the only thing I did to change my life was to fix myself. There was no step two in the process. While changing your life may seem like a daunting task, this was not some unattainable feat; it was and continues to be very simple. Fixing yourself is not difficult, it just takes dedication, direction, and intentionality. During this transformative time, through both research and trial-and-error, I learned a lot. Every Thursday, I will be posting some tips for a new series on my blog on how YOU can change your life. I have a lot ahead of me in this never-ending journey, but I also have a lot behind me. One of my most sincere hopes is that I struggled in some areas so that you don’t have to. I pray that this blog can help provide the direction you need in order to become the best person you can be and ultimately change your life for the better.

Be great,

Britney

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9 Comments

  1. One of my favorite quotes is “Nothing you’ve been through will be wasted” (TD Jakes). I, too, struggled with bouts of depression in college, especially between my sophomore and junior years due to being overwhelmed with personal and academic issues. Thanks for sharing a bit of your journey to help others! Looking forward to reading more 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for sharing your story. I’ve been through depressive moments, and I’m sure everyone has (though we don’t often admit it!)… I’m looking forward to what you share in the future… We all could use a little extra piece of happy!

    1. You’re welcome. Thanks for the encouragement! I’m hoping that the series I’m starting on here will help a lot of people.

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