Change is something that happens to all of us, all of the time… on big and small scales. Losing a loved one, having a baby, buying a new outfit, rearranging a room in your house. It is all change – some more impacting than others.
Lately I find myself going through many changes. Being pregnant and realizing the impending lifelong change of hubby and I becoming parents… job changes… rearranging rooms in our house… and so on. All of them combined feel incredibly overwhelming. Even though they all are good changes, they are changes nonetheless. And change is scary.
Scary to think that the ability for hubby and I to go run out to dinner because mexican food sounds good will be more labor intensive. Scary to think that we are responsible for another human being. Scary to think that everything I know, right here, right now, will never be the same.
When the “scariness” of the changes roots itself, I remind myself of all the good that has come from change in my life. It may have been overwhelming and unknown at first, but all in all, I am a better person for the changes that have happened in my life. I am stronger and more well rounded person.
Change is scary. Change is good. Change grows us as people.
(Can someone remind me of this post when I am going on my third day of no sleep, can’t console a crying baby and am wondering what we got ourselves into? Thanks in advance.)
How do you handle change?