Change. Isn't it such a scary word?
Each time I enter a new chapter in my life, I have a hard time letting the old chapter go. I distinctly remember boxing up my old barbies & toys the day I went into middle school, because I felt like I was getting 'too old' to play with them. I know this sounds funny now, but it was really quite sad for me! The feeling of my childhood being left behind... It was all I had ever known, and quite frankly, the thought of growing up scared me to death! I went through a similar thing shortly after I got married. It was really hard for me to grasp that my friends no longer wanted to hang out 24/7, and that I had a 'grown up job' with 'grown up responsibilities'. Don't get me wrong, marriage is the best thing that has ever happened to me. But once again, I just had a hard time letting the old chapter go. As this past year and a half has gone by of entering this new chapter of my life, I've come to grips that change doesn't always have to be scary or sad. It can be quite exhilarating, really. Wouldn't life be so boring if it just always stayed the same? This new chapter in my life has been incredible, and I can honestly say I wouldn't want to be anywhere else with anyone else. And if I've learned anything about change, it is to focus on the good! When you take that next step in the right direction, it closes a couple doors, but opens so many more! Better different doors. :) So I've decided, that from this point forward, I'm going to greet change with open arms - with whatever twists and bumps that come along the way. Because change shouldn't be so bad, it should be so much more good. :)