I know I haven’t written a blog post in a while and I apologize. Sometimes life catches you off guard and things don’t go as you planned. This is exactly what happened to me. As some of you may know I started the New Year with some pretty big plans. I was looking forward to and planning career changes, relocation, and refocusing my volunteer efforts. Well, barely two weeks into the New Year, January 13th to be exact, those plans changed. It seems that my plans and the Lord’s plans had similarities, but a different path to the end result. Without going into detail, I will say that the change is positive and that right now I am in the best place I could possibly be in. I am enjoying and loving my life more than I have in a very long time (maybe ever). And I am more excited about my future than I was just six weeks ago. But that’s not the point of this post. The thing that’s been heavy on my mind over the last few days is change; and more directly people’s willingness to accept change, especially change that might not be in accordance with their own plans.
I know that change can be frightening. However, change is a necessary part of life and it often affects every part of our lives (career, relationships, finances, etc.). Some changes we can control but many of them we cannot. The important factor (in my opinion) is how we react to these changes. It’s important to embrace and accept change, no matter how good or bad the change may be. I’m sure some of you may think I’m being Susie Optimistic because the recent changes in my life have been good, but trust and believe I’ve had my fair share of changes that weren’t positive and that quite honestly, I had no idea how I would survive. But despite all of my tears, anxiety and everything else that goes with being fearful of change, it still occurred and there was nothing I could do but go with it. And while it was difficult AT THAT TIME, I can now look back and see how and why those changes were necessary and how they contributed to me being where I am right now. With that being said, I want to encourage everyone to accept change in their lives. More often than not, it will ultimately lead you to bigger and better things in your life. The results may not be instantaneous but they will come and your life will be better for it. You just have to TRUST & BELIEVE!!!