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  • My previous story was about the crazy and unpredictable world weather patterns we've been having as of lately, and particularly in my area of Chicagoland this winter season.

    Here I stand on the same spot as I stood just 2 days earlier as I was bike-riding in country trails while simply wearing shorts & a t-shirt on a very spring-like day. Within a span of 36 hours, the landscape had dramatically changed with the arrival of a cold front. With it, came changes to a lot of things we do, how we dress and many parts of our daily routine.
    While I hear so many complaining about the cold, or the heat, or the rain, or anything else, I embrace these changes and find a way to enjoy the beauty within them. My grandma used to say, "...change is the spice of life", and I've come to the realization that it really is. It keeps me alive and is one of the things that gives me a reason to get up every day, as I find myself sometimes with a child-like excitement, wondering what that day will bring and what will I see.

    Another thing I like about change, is my ability to make it happen. In many cases, change is not easy, but ...doable.

    After all, -if you don't like where you are, change it! Unlike some of the elements in this photo, you're not a tree.
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