Chapter 21

Reexamine How You See the World and Yourself

 

My perspective has changed from being an unwilling receptor of change (a victim) to being a positive participant with the power to make decisions, especially about my attitude, and to contribute where my skills are needed. I’ve learned that I can bring light or darkness into every situation.

—BONNIE STRAND, BLOOMINGTON, MN

 

I remember my first day as a Widener University freshman. Deciding what to wear took the better part of my morning rush hour. Because I was now a college student, I wanted to look like one. As I rode the 309 bus to the beautiful, Chester, PA, campus, I reminisced about my high school years and pondered my upcoming college years. My immediate past had been spectacular, ...

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