"Variety is the spice of life, that gives it all its flavors" - William Cowper
With the new year approaching, we find ourselves creating New Year's resolutions. Sometimes, we pick something completely unrealistic while other aspects are manageable. There's people out there who stick to their goals, while others break it on January 1st. Whether or not you complete your goals, there's one thing in common between all of us. In life, we go through many changes. It could be the seasons, new boyfriends, or even a mid-life crisis. Wherever your life takes you, change is bound to happen. We're sometimes not happy with change, and other times it's very much needed. For one thing, we are not the same person we were 10 years ago, nonetheless three weeks ago. Everyday we wake up and change our outfits. Yes, we might wear similar clothing, but there are aspects that change. Each day is different from the next. We might stick to a routine, but it is not that same exact thing and we definitely don't do everything the same.
Some people are afraid of change and that's okay. If you're a person who likes to stick to a schedule and do similar things, change can be overwhelming. Breaking out of an old relationship can also be extreme change. You go from loving someone to feeling like your heart was ripped out of your chest. Change can bring out obsessive thoughts and feelings: Is everything going to be okay? What will my future look like? Why is this not going the way it should? Life can change at any second. Some are ready to jump on the bandwagon, while others are preparing to fall off.
For sure if we lived in a society where change did not exist, life would be boring. Imagine repeating the same tasks over and over again. Wouldn't you get sick of it?Nobody wants to take that leap of faith, but I see it as everything happening for a reason. If change is coming about in your life, there is a reason why that opportunity is put in front of you.
Change is good whether you want to believe that statement or not. It may not be good in that particular moment, but at some point you will find it's purpose. Life is a journey with multiple paths and your road is created especially for you. We are meant to be sad and angry, as life is about experiencing all of these emotions. You can't be afraid to express them because the beauty of it lies in what is ahead of us.
I know change is scary. I know you probably nervous and don't want to do it, but what do you have to lose? The next time you go through a change, think about this: Where would you be today if things in your life didn't change? Would you still be the same person? Whether you are 15 years old or 50, what are you really going to miss out on? When times are amazing or you're going through a rough patch, you should always remember to be fearless (or at least try to be). You only live one life, and for sure you don't want any regrets. Please do not forget who you are and what you stand for. Change for yourself and only yourself. Nobody should strip you of your own power and dignity.
Cheers to new beginnings.