What is Change and How I Choose to Overcome it

Change is a fact of life that no one can escape. It is how we handle this change that will either benefit us or be detrimental to our mental health. Changing can be difficult and can include simple things such as the type of toothpaste we use, or can be more complex like being separated from our family for a period of time.
For me, I personally like to accept change and am willing to overcome any obstacles that come my way – even if the change is something that I don’t necessarily enjoy. For example, being incarcerated is a change that nobody celebrates. It is how we react to that change that can ultimately change US.
While in juvenile detention I saw way too many people get released only to see them back in the same place A FEW DAYS LATER! That is an example of people not wanting to change their ways. See, there are two types of change personal change that we choose to inflict upon ourselves and change that is forced upon us.
When I got locked up, I told myself that I was not going to sit around and waste my time. I like take every chance I get to do something to improve myself and learn. That is why I want to get a college degree while I am incarcerated.
I would like to think that I handle change better than most, but there is really no way of knowing that for certain. I do know that if I embrace change and make the most of everything that I am offered, I will grow and learn things that I didn’t think I would ever learn. In turn, that will make me more prepared for my future – whatever it may be.

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