Change is a word that often winds up feelings of anxiety and fear for many people. We like to think that we have complete control over our lives and how it plays out. But every once in a while something will come along unexpected and things aren't so set and stone.

When I was younger I was not a fan of change. I didn't like new things, new places, or even new people. I liked the things I had where I had them and that was it. I was very close minded and didn't allow myself to see the beauty in anything new. However, as I grew older, I became a fan of change. I am now a fan of new opportunities, challenges, people, and spontaneity; things I never thought I would be a fan of.

I learned to accept change because it is a constant thing in our lives whether we like it or not. Our world around us is constantly changing. We are constantly changing. It's inescapable, no matter how hard we try. Which is why it is best for us if we just embrace it and lessen the fear we tend to have towards it. Change isn't easy and a lot of the times it is uncomfortable and difficult, but the more you resist the change, the more it is going to challenge you and the more dissatisfied you will be.

Without change, we would not be the people we are today. I look back on the person I was a few years ago and I hardly recognize her. And why is that? It's because I've changed. The school I went to changed. The people I hang out with changed. My hair color changed. My dreams and goals changed. I'm glad I'm not the person I was a few years ago. Without change, we wouldn't grow into the people we are suppose to become.

Now, just because I like change, doesn't mean I'm a little bit afraid of it sometimes. It's normal to have a fear of the unknown, but don't let the fear paralyze you and close you off to the idea of changing and the positive things that can come from it.

You will change. Whether you want to or not. The life you are living right now is not going to be the life you live in a year from now. Change can happen slowly or it can happen in seconds. It's a tricky thing. When change interupts your life, don't run in the other direction. You'll be okay.