#ThinkKIt Day 2: “What did you change your mind about this year? Was it a big deal – the way you feel about an issue? Or something small – maybe you learned to like Brussels sprouts? What was the moment or series of moments that changed how you felt? How did your friends or family react? Have you uttered the phrase, “I’ll never change my mind!” since then?”
Change is inevitable in life: the seasons, your mood, your hair color, your flight status, your relationship status. Seldom is there a day when “change” does not occur. So why is it that we struggle with accepting change?
I’m a Libra. I am at the center core of my being supposed to be…a hater of change. I stand for compromise, finding the middle ground. Peace and Love. Don’t rock the boat if the boat is not taking on water. But what if that really isn’t the center core of your being? What if, let’s say, you sacrifice your true self for the sake of avoiding change? Is it better to push against change than to actually examine the possibilities of what may come from it?
What is it about change that is so scary?
Let’s face it. Change gets a bad rap. There is more times than not, a negative connotation is associated to the word. The mere phrase, “We are making a change” can start a panic. Noooooo, not a change! So, I come back to the question posed today, what did I change my mind about this year? My opinion of change. I have learned that change can be freeing. Change can be intriguing. Change can be fun. And change can ultimately be a beautiful thing.
Change has brought me back to writing. Change has provoked me to pick up a paintbrush and pretend I can paint like Jackson Pollock. Change has allowed me to grow in my career and learn something new about myself. Every. Single. Day. Change can bring in new friends. Change has allowed me to be once again open to a new relationship. Change has made me realize that it’s okay to take off my mask and let people see the real me. Once you fully open yourself up to the idea of change, wrap your arms around it and embrace it, you find that change is not all that scary at all.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” ~Anais Nin