I think a lot of what gives me hope and resilience, is the fact that I haven’t always been where I am today. About 2 years ago, I was really unhappy with myself and the way my life was going, I have made a lot of pretty big mistakes in my past that I am really not proud of, While it took awhile I did eventually learn from them. The fact that I have taken myself from going down a very dark road and came back to a future I can wake up and be excited about everyday gives me a lot of hope. It was interesting reading the first chapter of active hope last night because recently I have looked back at the last few years with wonder and really didn’t understand what drove me to make the changes I did. But I think I was using this technique of active hope, I used different words for it at the time, but it was very similar. I objectively analyzed where I was in my life and where I was headed, and I was not happy about it. I visualized what I wanted in life, and I started to take action, I have tried to push myself to inch closer and closer to that life that I envisioned for myself every single day
. I experienced first hand that people can change, and change drastically at that. Especially when it comes to a topic like climate change, I believe we will get to a point that a need change is undeniable to everybody… I would argue that we are already there, yet there are people who still want to deny it. With an issue like climate change having some of the most extreme consequences imaginable, I think we will see a lot of peoples attitudes towards it will start to change in the near future.
I posted a remix to the song When Everything Was New by Flume, because I couldn’t download the original for free. But i decided to post that song because it makes me really happy. But I have also always kind of made connections between that song an nature I’m not exactly sure why.