There’s No Better Time for Change than Now

Make the decision to change.
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Written by Michele Wroblewski

It’s never too early to move on from the darkness and allow yourself to shine.  It is not too soon to say you are ready for the more that is to come, the more that you  opened yourself to receiving by continuing to march on.  It is never too late to change the direction of your story.  It is never too soon to move on.

It is not too late to begin. Again.

Action heals.

Action heals.

Healing through poetry. I began this column as a means to find the answers to unsolved questions. To discover my beliefs, my desires, my wants, and my true passions through words that I chose to express myself with.

Words have forever been my source of communication, and my means of learning what makes me feel, what brings my passion to life. To hide from my feelings would be futile, and ultimately, foolish. For without these words, I have lost a bit of my identity, the pieces that compose and help me to define, for the moment, who I am.

My words and passions stem not from one thing alone. The sole

Make the decision to change.

Make the decision to change.

driver to my existence and survival of these talents has not been just one thing, just one event, just one person, but it has been a combination of all my experiences. My inspiration and strength lies in what I have defeated.

Experience. It does not come with age. It does not come with each day you solely exist on this earth. It does not come in time. Instead, the events in life stem from CHOICE.

Life transpires due to the choices you make, the way you choose to live, the chances you take, your conscious decision to not just be, but explore.

Take risks. Live out loud. Make impulse decisions. For that one decision could be what you owe yourself your greatest success.

Take risks and jump right in.

Take risks and jump right in.

No one ever found where they are meant to belong, or have felt fulfilled, in the life in which they chose to be content, a life in which nothing truly ever changes.

Healing through poetry. I have found this column to be a photo album of my existence. What I have chosen to think about, what I have chosen to put my time into. My conscious decision to invest my beliefs in.

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Believe in your life and it will show that it believes in you.

You have the power to choose, and it is time to stop thinking that the world is crumbling beneath your feet. It’s time for you to keep walking. Sure, we can not change a rocky road that is placed underneath our feet. The wind may gust, the rain may fall, lightning may strike, hearts may break, and life may  change at a moment’s notice.

Choose to smile anyway. Choose to see the positive of  the worst  situations.  Let the wind blow away the dirt and cobwebs that are created when movement does not exist. Move. Let the rain wash away the pain. Cleanse. Let the lightning  brighten the dark sky allowing you to see. Find truth. Let the heart break show you what you don’t want from a relationship. Raise your standards. Let change empower you to learn and grow each day. Love yourself. For it is not the circumstance that dictates your life, but your mindset. Consciously make the choice to see the world as good, and you will bask in happiness each day you are on this earth.

Healing through poetry. The power does not lie within the words themselves, but in how we interpret. Our perception. See the world to be good, and it will forever be good to you.

Begin again.

Begin again.

Telling myself there is nothing more to fear.

It’s time to say I’m letting it go right here.

For I’m no longer near, what I’ve wished for, what I’ve craved for so long.

It may have grown roots into my soul, but roots will eventually die if you deprive them of light.

So I’ll keep that light, and I’ll fight, for what I’ve known I’ve wanted true love to be.

Thought it was here, I begged on bended knee, but now it’s presence is no longer with me.

I’ll save the light for someone who deserves it, but for now, I’ll  keep it safe  with me.

And now I see, that what I wanted was so wrong for me.

Live your life for you.

Live your life for you.

This life is what I wanted from the start.

I’ve let others hold my heart for way too long.

Now it’s time to say no more.

This life is for me and I am so sure.

That I’ll find what I deserve, my voice will be heard, by the one who I can trust to keep my heart.

But I’ll never escape the pain, if I just keep focusing on the rain.

At some point, we all need to decide to be brave.

This life is what I need

A life that I live for me.

A life that you choose to live happily.

Some may think I’m crazy, but this is how I live my dream.

A new life is what I’ve always wanted.

A chance to change the path I’ve walked on.

The road may have been hard for quite some time,

But the answers have been found when I started looking through my eyes.

This is my life, it’s what I’ve needed.

I choose to say goodbye to misery.

Let go of all the pain, erased with yesterdays passing….

Although I do miss you so,

all the love I’ve had for you, I can only no longer allow to grow,

your silence shows me that it’s way past due for me to follow my own advice to let go.

I’m stronger than before, love once consumed me to the core, and it will again.

But first, the rips and the tears, and the days I have bared, without you there, I’ve allowed to haunt me.

Before I can love again, I must allow this damage to mend.

Time to let go.

Time to let go.

Identity Magazine is all about empowering women to get all A’s in the game of life — Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.TM Every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the above article. As a team, we hope to inspire and motivate ourselves and inspire you to get all A’s.

What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? What are you still working on accepting?

I have accepted that life is not perfect. However, that does not mean that it is not the perfect life for you. It is all about how you look at it.

What have you learn to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? What are you still working on to appreciate?

I have learned to appreciate a perfectly imperfect life.   Although life is very overwhelming right now for me, I hold close to me the people that I love, and they make me feel forever complete.

What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? What makes YOU most proud? What goals and dreams do you still have?

One of my most rewarding achievements is that I am one step closer to my dream of living in the city.   I hope to pursue my passion for music and writing along with my career as a dietitian once I am settled.

We all have imperfections, so we think. The truth–we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways? What imperfections and quirks create who you are–your Identity?

When I love something, I put my all into it and it can sometimes consume me.   It creates my identity because I live a life with my heart on my sleeve.   This sets me up for the potential risk of getting hurt, but I would rather say I gave 120% in compared to living a life in which you walk on egg shells.

“I Love My…” is an outlet for you to express and appreciate all the positive traits that make you…well… YOU! Sharing what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (we assure you!)

Identity challenges you to complete the phrase “I Love My…?

I love my life. Although there has been an incredible amount of changes lately, I am going to keep on enjoying the adventure!

About the author

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Michele Wroblewski

Michele Wroblewski is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist working as an outpatient clinical dietitian at Caruso Physical Therapy and Nutrition in Allentown, NJ, as well as a health coach for a virtual lifestyle change program with a weight loss component. Michele’s passion in life is to help people help themselves. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist granted by the Commission of Dietetic Registration, and is currently a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science, majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics from Marywood University in 2014, where she received the Norman T. Shaffer Medal for Nutrition upon graduation. Michele graduated from the Coordinated Program at Marywood University, where she completed her Dietetic Internship at various locations throughout the state of Pennsylvania. She is a member of both the honor society of her graduating class, Delta Epsilon Sigma, and the National Dietetic Honor’s Society, Kappa Omicron Nu. Michele provides medical nutrition therapy for chronic and acute disease states and weight loss counseling for all ages. Michele has worked as a public health nutritionist, with concentrations in maternal, child, and infant nutrition, clinical nutrition, as well as general wellness, fitness, and sports nutrition. She believes in an individualized approach to achieving wellness goals and feels it is a combination of body, mind, and spirit that creates overall health. She is also a Zumba Basic I, Zumba Toning, Strong by Zumba, Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr. Instructor, and a ZIN Network Member since 2011. Michele is also an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor. In addition to performing for local yoga classes, town fairs, and charity events, she has performed original speeches with poetry/music at the "Bold Her Conference" Summer 2014, and at "Biz 360 Conference" in Fairfield, NJ Fall 2014, and “Identity Live” Conference in June 2016. Her primary goal for life is to inspire others as much as they inspire her. It is with hard work, dedication, and passion that one can overcome any obstacle in life. She aims to show people that although painstaking to endure, challenges faced in life should be received in gratitude, for they produce the powerful product of a strong, independent, and self confident individual that is prepared to face the world.

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