Change is a hard word. For some it strikes fear, for some it is a nuisance, and for some it is something to embrace. In any instance we must realize there will be changes. It may seem to be bad, good, or simply different. Life is all about changes. It is in everyday life. If we live doing the same thing, in the same place, for the same reason, we can become stagnant.
Change can bring new things into our lives, which might be difficult at first, but for the better. We learn from change. We learn the lessons in life so we can go further than we expected.
My son and I are getting ready to move. I don't like moving but I also don't like the parking lot here. There is only room for one car to pass and someone is always taking my parking spot. There are only enough spots for two allotted parking slots per apartment, so if you have company over you either must take someone else's place or park at the bottom of the hill where you cannot see your vehicle. Not good. I want to start teaching again but cannot do it here.
My son just moved here to Tennessee from Kansas and wants us to get a place together because we haven't seen each other in years, and we want to spend some time together. Trying to find a place to live and him a job in the nearby areas together is almost impossible. Plus, the fact he doesn't know how much he will make, and landlords want to rent to someone who is working. So, it is a challenge, but we keep looking and are looking forward to having our own place together.
I have had a lot of changes lately and it has been quite interesting. When we know change is coming there are ways of preparing. Most of the time I envision what I think might occur during that time and how things will turn out. I don’t know why I do that. It never comes out the way that I think. The outcome might, but there will be some changes, you can be sure of that!
Recently I have had a serious life change. I had been preparing for over a year. I tried not to see too much into things, but as we all know it is extremely hard not to do that. I do my best to take things as they come. Go with the flow, as ‘they’ say. Well, I don’t know who ‘they’ are, but ‘they’ are a lot better at it than I am.
I try to constantly work on myself. Finding little things, I would like to change to make me a better person for myself. It is not really others I am worried about, but I do think of that also and that is usually what gets me into trouble. Listening to others can be a good thing but you must listen to your inner self.
I used to have a friend who I valued their opinion. Then I found myself being depressed and worried all the time, almost paranoid. The more upset I got the more my friend tried to help. Things were going wrong all the time. I did not understand what was going on. I was thinking all kinds of crazy things and I knew that I was not normally like that. I finally realized I was picking up her emotions. It was not me. So, I had to change the way I was thinking and find my center again.
Life has thrown a lot at us in the world lately. A few have gone with the flow but there are others who are totally against the changes. They have fought since day one. We must learn to be flexible. Fighting for a good purpose is commendable but fighting against those who are trying to keep us safe and healthy…really?
Everyone keeps waiting till we get to go back to the way it was before. Not sure that will happen. Not sure it should happen. I don’t like wearing masks but if it helps to keep people safe then, so be it. Even if it is just a reminder to help keep the environment and ourselves a little cleaner.
Change is here. Things are different and not just the way we have to be in public. People’s minds are opening increasingly. People are getting curious about what all is out there. Are we alone? Do our ancestors help us in life? What happens when we die?
These are all good questions and there are many more. Change is here. Embrace it and find out what all change can do.
When faced with change you need to find something to look forward to in the change. If your child is moving out, then you will have a new room to makeover. Yes, you will miss them but now you can have a new office, craft room, work room, workout room or whatever you desire. Don't dwell on the fact that your child has moved on. It's time for you to move on as well.
Learn from the changes in your life, accept them and move on. Learn and grow with every opportunity. Things are brought into our lives for a reason so take advantage of the changes. We are to learn from the past, live in the present and be thankful for the future we will have and for the future of our loved ones.
Change is here and it’s not going anywhere.