It is the season of change…as we see the trees go from a brilliant display of leaves to bare, it’s never more obvious that change is all around us. And I’m so aware of it myself this year. We’ve bought a house, sold a house, I’ve gotten a new office, and have another big job transition by the end of the month, and an even bigger one on the horizon. Some medical issues have popped up, others have faded. I’ve handed over Menu Plan Monday, too, but that’s probably not as earth shattering! All of them are positive changes, or things that I trust will be positive in the long run.
Now, we’re starting a relatively big construction project, and the bobcats and constant noise are pretty palpable reminders. Change. It’s up there with death and taxes.
I’m lucky that I like change, or at least I like it on paper. And yet sometimes it overwhelms me. I love the idea of having a garage, and yet the noise, debris and having people out my window daily doesn’t ring my bell. It’s such a perfect analogy for life, often there’s a lot of chaos, excavation, uprooting necessary for something new and beautiful to move in.
Change is happening, when I like it and when I don’t. My intention is to find ways to manage the stress, and (dare I say?) remember to enjoy the process.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty ~Maya Angelou