Change is something that I always found terrifying.
If something was different or out of the ordinary I would flip. Go bananas. Have a cow. S*** a brick. For me comfort and routine were blissful. I was able to stay on track and be fully aware of what was to come.
I'm not sure what bomb went off inside of me, but I am no longer this way. In fact my complete loathing for change transformed into an passionate love and adoration.
I began to see how everything I loved in my comfort zone and my routine was predictable, yet ironically, nothing in life is more predictable than change. So this was the moment when I began to embrace change, a decision that has improved my life tremendously.
The instant something changes we all experience discomfort and a feeling of being lost. And yes, we will make mistakes, and we will screw up often--very often--but Billy Joel was right in his song "Vienna." As he said, "Only fools are satisfied".
Yes, it can be scary to step out of our five mile radius, to branch out from our comfort zones, and to try something new, but how will we ever know what could come out of taking these risks if we don't take them every now and again?
That's right. We won't. And, there's no point in living a life of "what if's."
Taking at least one little risk every day is a perfect way to get more comfortable with change. It allows us to see what wonderful things can come from embracing a "switcharoo" every once in a while.
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We are seriously disturbed if we think that people don't change. With time comes change and the more we willingly embrace this inevitable life circumstance, the more fulfilled we will be.
I am by no means the same person that I once was as a toddler, as an awkward middle schooler, or a high schooler, or heck, even the person I was yesterday.
I may have had stronger times than others, but I have loved who I was every step of the way because each time frame in my life helped clarify who and what I wanted to be the next day.
After all, the only person we should try to be better than, is the person we were yesterday.
Heck! If it wasn't for change there would be no such thing as Transformation Tuesdays, and I think we are all extremely grateful for those.
Change. Embrace it with an open mind and do it for yourself. You deserve it.