Embrace Change (Even if you feel like crapping your pants)

I hate to admit it but I fear change. I like to believe that I am crazy, free-spirited and go with the flow but when it comes to life changes, I’m actually a creature of habit.  I just made a big change and it was actually invigorating.  After 10 years at my job, I left and started a new one. (I was at my job before that one for 10 years also – see how I just blow with the wind?)

When I finally got the balls to start looking for a job it was scary. My first interview with a recruiter made me lose feeling in my legs. But, after that first call, I realized, “Hey, that wasn’t so bad.” I had to keep repeating to myself, “This isn’t remarkable. People do this everyday.”  The process went well and I found a great new gig. I’ve been here for a few months and its now my new normal. Not so hard!

I was thinking about this because when I look at my teenagers lives, they go through huge changes every year, every month and sometimes every week! New teachers, new classes, new friends, new teams, break-ups, make-ups, body changes, life changes (getting a job, a driver’s license). Let’s not forget to mention our mom friends who just dropped their first borns off at college!

I hope when it’s time for my kids bigger life changes, they feel the fear and do it anyway. I confess they haven’t had the best teacher

I bet its fun to embrace change. Maybe I’ll get crazy and have breakfast for dinner tonight…


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