Many aspects of life fill me with uncertainty, except change as it is inevitable. Things change, people change, life changes. It’s natural, normal, exciting, sad, reassuring and scary all at once! If life wasn’t changing I’d be bored and miserable. Change is liberating and makes life peachy!
Change is natural, and inevitable, in every possible aspect. We physically change over a lifetime (except my height, I don’t think that’s changed since 9 years of age), the world is changing, culture is always changing (thank goodness!). The only constant is change – what an oxymoron! A blooming flower, a baby learning and growing, getting a promotion, meeting a new special someone… these are all beautiful things and all encompass change.
Change is exciting, it keeps us on our toes, it builds anticipation, it allows us to have hopes and dreams. If everything was certain and constant, we’d be bored and miserable. Life would be as we know it, stagnant, repetitive and uninspiring, which some find comforting… but over time comfort breeds complacency, which morphs into boredom, which turns into resentment, and anger, and frustration.
Change can be sad, like when a friendship changes. You used to catch up multiple times a week, then slowly you each got busy and it moved to once a week, then priorities changed and now merely a once month encounter, and now it’s simply a hello as you pass each other on foot. Change can be an emotional roller coaster that makes you question the value of relationships, if it’s worth fighting for – then get some armour and fight with full force! If it no longer sparks joy and makes you question yourself, surrender the friendship and don’t feel guilty about doing so.
Change is reassuring, it lets you know that life can always get better. That there’s always something different ahead. Change gives you locus of control and if that’s not reassuring I don’t know what is! Change is always my back-up plan, if I make a decision and I don’t like it, I can always change, or move, or find something different. After all, if we were meant to stay in one place we’d be a tree with deep embedded roots – but look down, we have two beautiful strong legs, USE THEM!
Change is scary, as you never know what change involves until you live the change. You can try and anticipate all the implications of change, but until you walk-the-walk you’ll die wondering (don’t be a dead wondering person!). You never know if you’ll like that new job, or where your new relationship may lead, or if you’ll like living in a big city. The only way to conquer scary-change is to flow with change, let it ignite a new passion, after all it’s about the journey not the destination!
The notion of change fills me with true happiness, it forms a smile from ear-to-ear like a child on a trampoline! Change fuels my curiosity. It allows me to dream and reach heights that I never knew imaginable. Change is always my solution. It’s my emergency button. If something isn’t quite right, change is always available and within reach. Change is constant and reliable.
It’s safe to say I have a love affair with change, to the point where stability terrifies me. Change is appealing and thrilling, it allows me to be constantly learning about myself and my place in this world. I hope one day my love affair with the tangible, handsome, mysterious change dulls down enough for me to furnish a home and plant ‘roots’ in that regard, but until then I’m going to buckle up (tight!) and soar with change! Yeeha!
Some people find comfort in stability, but I find comfort in change.