Change Something

By Dana Fox

Have you ever felt like you’re stuck in a place that you don’t want to be in? The answer is simple… get out of it.

A lot of people have told me that I think differently than others. At first, I didn’t know if this was a good thing or if they were mocking me! I am pretty sure now that it is a good thing and here’s why…

I’ve never had a lack of determination and still cannot understand why some people do.  My determination and will to do things I like to do has put me where I am today. Comfortable, successful, and overall happy.

Why spend your days being unhappy about your job, your boyfriend, your life?!  It bores me to death hearing others complain about their jobs, etc. as if they have no choice in the matter.  Hello! You put yourself there. In the place you are standing that makes you so unhappy. No one is nailing your feet to the ground but you.  So pull those nails out and brush it off!

Change something.  My mom used to tell me that if I was angry/upset about something, then change it.  It is really that easy.

This is where the excuses start to pour in. It’s ok, I’m used to hearing them and everyone has one.  When you’re finished listing off all of the reasons why you can’t do something, start thinking about what you can do.

Everyone has something they’re good at or loves to do… that’s what makes us unique people. What Annie might be good at, you might suck at. No one said you have to do what Annie does. Find something that makes you happy, and go from there.

My fellow artists and crafters should understand this one.  You create because it makes you happy and you are probably good at it. With the right determination, you could turn your hobby into a success. Now think about those other artists/crafters who just plain produce hideous stuff. (Sorry, but we all know they’re out there!).  Do you think these people actually LOVE what they do? I mean really LOVE it so much that every detail and every bit of energy put into their ‘project’ shows?  Obviously not.  These are prime examples of someone trying to do something they’re just not good at, because Annie does it and is successful.

Just try. That’s all you have to do. If you fail, try something else.  Stop thinking negatively about all of your problems and look for a positive.  If you can’t find a positive in the situation, then get out of it.


photo credit: sma_kee

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Dana Fox
Dana Fox
About me

I am a country loving Canadian with a mind that never sleeps. When I'm not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends!


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  • Marcela

    I loved it. It's the determination to be happy what brings us to a happy place in the end.
    Regarding what we atre good at, I always remember Einstein's famous quote : ""Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

    Have a nice weekend!


  • Jenni @ Story of My Life


    SO. SO. SO. TRUE.


    THE END.


  • Young and Fabulous

    aghhhh this post is so true

    i recently got laid off my job and have been feeling stuck. just feeling like I dont know where to go in my life. I make up excuses for myself and for doing stuff and i HATE it

    this is a very inspiring post. its so true about people that complain about their life when its their own decision to GET OUT of it

    love this one

  • Moriah


  • Holly

    You couldn't be more right on! Well said!!!! :)

  • Nicole Renee

    Awesome, needed this!

  • amycornwell

    You hit the nail on the head! I agree with everything you said. I don't get how people can complain, complain, complain and not take any action (especially with jobs). It's so sad! So well written!

  • Debbie K

    I hope you are absolutely right about this posting. My husband just quit a job he had for 12 years. He had been working overseas and was weary of always being away from family and friends. We have a grandson with kidney disease and feel like our family needs us here. There were down sides about the company he worked for also. He has left his job and is home now. Hoping the determination works out for a job that he will be happy with here in the US. No complaining, just hoping and praying for a positive outcome. Thanks for your posting.

  • Peggy

    You have given me so much hope for all of our futures. If young and old hear your message and take it to heart, then there is hope for all of us.

  • Alisha

    Your mom was right to tell you that at an early age. It takes some people their whole life to realize that they do in fact have complete control over their life and can do something about their unhappiness.

    Great post! Thank you for the inspiring words.

  • Juliette

    True. Nothing else to say

  • Charis

    great post! Bang on… and something that I've put in to effect this year…

  • Salena Lee

    Love this. So true.

  • Lara@Bakemyday

    I found this through your recent post about how you changed someones life with this post. I want to say thankyou. This is so to true. You have made me realise that i chose to end a failing relationship last year for the better, and now when i fight with myself for still being in contact with the person and feeling like i shouldn't have- i remember why i did it in the first place. For a happier life. Thank you x x x

  • Catherine Denton

    I love your honesty and directness. Thanks I needed that kick in the rumpus. There are a few things I've been hanging in the middle with, time to move forward.
    Catherine Denton