After two years, I still remember the lecture on wellness/well being we heard in our walking class (yes, you read that right, walking- yes, in college). We talked about how most of the diseases out there are preventable, such as a person having kidney problems at 50 because they didn't drink water.
She said "you hate your job? You can change that. Find another one."
Being abused at home? "You don't have to take that. That's what welfare is for. Take the kids, get an apartment, get on some food stamps, and change it.
If you're over 18, and being physically, verbally, or sexually abused, you choose to stay. You don't have to sit there."
She went into saying that she heard her roommate yell at his girlfriend for an hour the other night. "What a waste of time. What a waste of an hour. Nobody's going to talk to me that way."
Have stress? Change it.
Never once did she it's easy to do. She just simply said you can.
If you don't like something in your life, change it.
It's not easy.
It's hard work.
It takes time.
It's worth it.
I repeat. If you don't like something in your life. Change it.
Thanks for reading! What are you trying to change? What are you waiting for?
**2/9/13: Please note this post is a retelling of a class lecture, and meant as encouragement and inspiration. It is NOT supposed to be harsh, nor victim blaming. Different things mean different things to different people, and if you find this post negative, then this post is just not for you. I am taking the comments written on this post as a lesson for future posts to check and re-check that my point is coming across. Thank you**