Union Station News: Volume 1, Issue 12; March 2022

Note: As part of my Day Program, I contribure to the program’s newsletter. In June 2021, that Newsletter transitoned to a monthly basis as much of the elements of the program are back to a in-person status.

This Spring is the Time For Change

Spring is my second favorite season, behind the change to fall. I appreciate
when The calendar changes to March because it brings more daylight and some
glimpses of warmer weather which means I can go outdoors more and take advantage of opportunities in my community along with giving back when I can because I take pride in my community and like to see it flourish from
where it was when I grew up.

I enjoy the hike/bike trail and seeing the wonderful sights along the way. The first few days brought me there and has driven me to improve all facets of my physical health. For too long this past winter, I have remained within the confines of my home and have not focused on taking care of many facets of my overall health. I have realized that through the past several months that I am long overdue to work on many facets improving myself. I am given the tools in my arsenal to better myself, learn and grow.

Spring brings a time of change, and that is what I plan to do. I continually place the blame of things that are my fault on others because I do not want to make the change, but it hasn’t been. I have been making slow changes and doing what has been long overdue to get myself back on track so I do not falter and continue the vicious cycle I have been struggling with.

I also have to realize that I need to be an example to others as they look up to
me as someone who exemplifies who someone who faces challenges such as they do. When I do not do that, it sets the tone for others that because I did those things that it is OK for them to do so. That being said, I do not want to
be the cause of someone else’s actions because I was not mindful that I was not doing what was expected. While spring has a host of changes mentally as
well, making sure that one is at a optimum point where they can hold their demeanor so you can navigate the changes, the weather, the lost hour of sleep, the air, all elements are susceptible to wreak havoc if mixed in with other factors that could hamper your ability to manage the changes that spring brings.

Keeping that in mind, being well can be a be a driver towards making those necessary changes for the better so that live can be easier to move on from the things that are stagnant and unhealthy for me. They may not be my top choices of things to do, but having the end result will make me happier and pay off
in dividends in the long run.

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