What’s the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the word “Environment”? I think the first thing that pops into most people’s head is wildlife and our surrounding ecosystems, but for me I tend to think a little differently. When I think about environment I think of my surroundings. I think about the people and places I surround myself with on a daily basis. I think about the music I’m listening to, the people I’m associating with, the stress I’m putting on myself and how that environment is helping or hurting me. It’s easy to lose track of your surroundings, but sometimes a simple change of scenery or stepping out of your usual environment can change your whole life. Like the saying goes, “you are who you surround yourself with.” I think that applies to where you put yourself as well. Positivity and uplifting environments can change your entire life, whether it be your job, a group, or even just your local hangout being an amazing place (shout-out to Mom's Sweet Shop). If you’re feeling stuck in a toxic environment, step out of that environment and try a new one. There’s an endless amount of them out there.