I’ve come to a point recently where I am in some serious need of change. I’m feeling a bit bored with my usual routine. Yesterday I went shopping and picked up a few things to help spruce up my home and wardrobe. It’s the little things sometimes that make such a big difference. I also went to see Godzilla, solo. Great movie by the way, and for anyone who doesn’t go on solo dates, I highly recommend it. Mixing up your routine is always good. Sometimes you just have to learn to be bold and brave and it is very rewarding when you live your life that way.
Change comes around often, but sometimes there are spans of time where things just stay the same, or at least it feels that way. And that is where I’m at this very moment. Stuck between neutral and change.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
― Lao Tzu
Welcome change into your life. Embrace the direction in which life takes you. Embrace the feelings you have and let go of the fears that stop you from living, dreaming and believing in yourself and the power you have to create a wonderful life. Many of us have a hard time adjusting to change. When things are going so well in life we want them to stay the same. When everything seems to be dreadful and, “blah” we want it all to change. The important thing to know is that change is inevitable, it will happen, and you need to know how to deal with it.
Good and bad things happen all the time. We all feel a sense of disappointment when life doesn’t seem to unfold the way we want it to. The truth is though, that everything that happens is meant to happen so embrace it. If you don’t like something, change it. If you are not at all able to change a situation or something that displeases you, then let go and let it play out the way it is supposed to.
I had a job interview one time and the interviewer asked me, “How are you with change?” I answered her with, ” I embrace change. I welcome it no matter the circumstances. I know that change is good, and if everything remained the same way forever we would all be bored out of our minds.” I’ll be honest, I did not get the job. Why? It was not meant to be. Thank heavens. The one guy who I met with soaked up 3 hours of my life, telling me all about how the company was the best one to work for, and he had spent most of his career doing the same boring thing. He also told me what I would be doing if I was oh so fortunate to land this gig. I’m not going to lie, the job sounded awful, but I was willing to take a dip into a new experience and hey a 401K isn’t such a bad idea.
I left that place feeling so drained; it took about 22 hours before I felt like myself again. And trust me, it takes A LOT of suction to drain this energy I uphold. Since my mother set me up with the job interview I wanted to make sure I made a good impression so that when my mom heard back from her connections on how it went she would be proud of me. But, I have no idea what anyone said, because I never heard from a single soul at the organization even after following up to find out if a decision has been made.
Not getting that job was a good thing. It was not meant to be. It worked out perfectly. I work for a company now that gives me the opportunity everyday to help people who desperately need it and for that I am grateful.
Another change we experience lies within our relationships. As relationships evolve and grow, they blossom, while others come to an end. When we embrace change in our relationships we allow new experiences and challenges to take place, and that is a good thing.
Challenge yourself everyday and you will be rewarded. This is a promise. If you are not happy with the way your life is going, or you are tired of your hairstyle, or if the relationship you’re in is draining you physically and emotionally, don’t be afraid to make some changes.
Let it Be