One small word. One heck of a big step to take.
yanks you moves you out of your comfort zone. It makes you uncomfortable. That’s true even when it’s positive change, change you for the better. For me, the word change brings forth an association with struggle. A struggle to cope, a struggle to adjust, a struggle to learn something new.
Why do we have such an issue with change? Why do we have difficulty dealing with and coping with change?
Change means doing something differently. For many of us, the word change is synonymous with “new” and “unknown”. Change means letting go and embracing something new.
Making changes is a lot harder than letting inertia do it’s thing. Very few people are comfortable with something new when it is an unknown. The unknown brings with it unease. Is it any wonder that when there is change, resistance rears its head?
The resistance to change can be self-imposed. It can also be resistance and pressure from others for you to avoid change. Sometimes the resistance is outright while other times it is more hidden, in a passive aggressive type way.
Resistance means there is no change. Things stay the way they are.
Change means working through your resistance, through your fears and conquering the unknown. Change means doing things differently. Change means giving in to things you can’t control, like passing time.
Change means letting go and allowing yourself to be imperfect and unsure. Change means giving in to the forces of nature at times and accepting that your first baby is a grown man and your little baby is growing up too fast.
Happy birthday my little one. Five years have gone by too fast. How you have changed and grown, yet you are as precious as the day you were born.
Do you struggle with change? What helps you work through your resistance to change? And how the heck do you cope with your kids growing up a lot faster than you want to age?
This blog post was written for writing workshop run by Josie at Sleep is for the Weak. I chose the second prompt “Courage”.