Change can be frightening. Fearing the unknown, expecting things to turn out a certain way and having those things go the exact opposite direction, and maybe not knowing exactly how you landed in your current predicament are all extremely unsettling feelings.
But it can also be an opportunity to recreate who you are. I don't necessarily mean change who you are, but add to who you are. Because let's face it...whether we like to admit it or not, even as adults, we are products of our environment. We conform and mold and assimilate to the people around us. Hopefully in most cases, we surround ourselves with people that bring out our best, and make us even better. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case.
With what I've been through over the past several months, I've struggled to deal with and accept the ever-changing roller coaster that I was riding. In the end, I embraced it. I realized that it wouldn't be easy, and accepted that there would be some super crappy days ahead, but each day was a new day that I was allowed to be the person that I wanted to be and the person who I loved and created. Each day was, and is, given to me to make the best out of me and the things that are presented to me. And that's what I choose to do. I've defined this new life as one of happiness, one of self worth, one of enjoyment in the simple things. And friends, I'll be honest...I'm in love with this life!
How do you handle change? If it's not your favorite, I challenge you to see it in a different light, and take it on as an opportunity, rather than the fateful demise of your life!
Have an awesome day!