Rain or Shine 

My life took some unexpected turns a few months ago. Things were not going well and something needed to change. After considering all my options I made a decision. I removed myself from a familiar, negative situation and decided to enter a new (therefore scary as I don’t like change) more positive situation. I also had the aid of an extensive reading list to turn the little rain cloud over my head into sunny skies. 


I had fallen into a funk and I was the only one who could get myself out. With the combination of my reading list and my new situation I shoved the negativity out of my life. It was an incredible change. So many positive things are happening now that my mind is in a better place. It isn’t easy, and my first instinct when something goes wrong is still to believe the world is coming to an end, but I’m working on it. The past few months have been amazing. I am enjoying my day to day life while also being excited about my upcoming future. I couldn’t be happier as to where my life has taken me. 

I have also leaned to appreciate the negative situation I ended up in, while things did not work out for me, I still made new friendships that have continued after I left. Everything happens for a reason. While at first I felt weak leaving the negative situation I was in as if I was running away, I now realize that I was strong enough to make a change in my life. I took a risk and found something better. I think I might have to come out of my little introverted safety bubble a little more often to see what else to world has to offer. ~n

No Bad Kids 

“In my world there are no bad kids, just impressionable, conflicted young people wrestling with emotions & impulses, trying to communicate their feelings and needs the only way they know how. 

– Janet Lansbury