Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)
change is good...that doesn't mean i always like it...things change daily...sometimes it's an easy change...like switching grocery stores....sometimes it's harder...like moving away...going to a new school...living alone...how do we adjust to change? how do you? this last fall i went through a big change when my baby went off to college...that was a hard change to be alone...and it's still an adjustment....but, i'm learning...and what i'm learning is that you can't sit and pout...which is what i'd like to do some of the time....but, that just makes you unhappy and then people don't want to be around you....so, i've tried to figure out things to do that will make me happy...keeping busy is the ticket...i just read an article in a magazine about this...the author changed jobs from a magazine editor to a writer....she said how scary it was, but after a while she realized it was very freeing....how many times have you done something that you didn't want to do AT all....and then in the end you were really happy you did it? well, that's what i'm trying to do....it's a scary thing to go out in the world and try new things....to meet new people, have new experiences...but, in the long run it will make you a much better person...it will make you sure of yourself...strong in yourself...we have to learn to be strong....just for ourselves...it's a great feeling...in this same article she said....if you don't do something at least once a year that makes your heart stop....you aren't living.....so what is making your heart stop? it could be skydiving, it could be going to the movies alone, it could be giving a speech in front of others, or flying off on a trip to a really foreign destination...so, i'm working on changing things in my life...becoming a strong, confident woman....what are you going to do?
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Carol Burnett (1936 - )