The mind is such a powerful thing. Sometimes, we have it in our heads that our story — our life is just something we’re handed. We accept it — good or bad, but things change. Characters in your stories progress.. including yourself. So many times, I have this preconceived notion of what I believe is going to happen or expect will happen. I place restrictions on myself, because I justify and take accountability for that which happen in one sense, but when I allow myself to open up my mind, to take things as they come differently and perceive things in a way that allows for change and development, I can take control of my story and manipulate certain things to my preference.