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.