Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
King Whitney Jr
There are so many things changing around me. Some of it good, some of it bad and some of it is simply just changing. There are times when I am hopeful that the good will out weight the bad and that the bad is simply a figment of my imagination that will simply change. Confused?
My life has changed a lot within the last year and half. I moved back to LA from Atlanta which has been more monumental than I give credit on top of my unstable emotions caused by grief. My father died and that has been more than tough and some days are better than others. I have not completely found a balance in that change but I do know that guilt and greif is a hell of a mix. I have had several jobs but nothing very steady or completely full time. I have recognized that my mother is a woman outside of being my mother. My sister had a daughter which is awesome that I was here for my sister and her family. I reunited with some old friends from high school. The time difference has impacted some of my most significant friendships and relationships along with all the things that I have been feeling. I have changed and I have not been able to find my new normal or where I fit in.
Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.
Martha Beck, O Magazine, Growing Wings, January 2004
Life goes on with or without you around. It sounds rather cold but it is true. Life went on without me in LA and I had built a life for myself in Atlanta. Both of those lives have changed and moved on with and without me. I am here now and often just sort of feel that there has been so much change that I cannot seem to catch my breath or seemingly deal with or wonderg if I am dealing the right way. I guess I am trying to figure out what I am suppose to learn from all the change.
I know that I am not the only one that has to learn from change or even deal with it. We live, lose, love and learn. Som I am curious to know the thoughts of others so that I can complete this post.
What are yout thoughts on change?