There was a time when the wagon in the picture was brand new and used with care and gratitude for its “service”. Now it sits and reminds us of a past that moved more slowly, one in which change happened much more slowly.
CHANGE! We all know it’s an inevitable and necessary fact of life. Even so it can fill us with trepidation especially in these times when it is so fast moving and seemingly incessant! We try to be brave, put on a happy face, see only the good, shush the voices that surprise us with feelings of inadequacy and insecurity that we believed were long discarded … and yet they wake us in the night, and are the first ones to greet us in the morning!
There are many journeys through change as we move through life. Some we instigate and others are thrust upon us. Of course the ones we initiate seem easier. We feel more in charge. A good strategy to adopt no matter what the source of the change is would be to develop ways to feel in charge where you can. A correlate to that is to find ways to be comfortable with not knowing, uncertainty and ambiguity!
It is helpful to realize that there are stages to change. If you properly identify the stage you are in, allow yourself to be there and match your activities to that phase you will move through change and transition with more ease. You also may find yourself growing and learning in ways that in the end are very satisfying and rewarding.
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