Lucas M.

Tacoma Center YMCA

After participating in the Making Change Stick Workshop offered at the Y, Lucas wanted to dive deeper into the science behind why we make decisions and stick with them.

“I am the type of person who takes a long time to warm up to people, so I didn’t expect to share much in the eight weeks," said Lucas. "However, the Journey to Freedom curriculum did such a good job creating a safe space, I was surprised how comfortable I felt so soon.”

The Journey to Freedom small groups at the Y focus on authenticity, healing, and making decisions to design the life you want. This group helped Lucas to think about the big picture of his life and be willing to be flexible with his future plans.

“I have always been a brash decision maker," said Lucas. "Now, my general outlook has changed. When I make decisions I now try to weigh out the affects and hear other perspectives. This class helped me change my perspective.”