So, today i felt it was necessary to bring out an older myspace post (slightly updated) to talk about my feelings on change. This is appropriate today as one of our friends makes a change in her life. I know she will be wonderful with this new and exciting opportunity and I don't really want to wish her "luck", because she doesn't need that as she is a fabulous, smart, creative and hard working person already. But what I do want to wish her is all the happiness, love, encouragement and support that we are all able to provide. I know I can speak for alot of us in saying, we will ALWAYS be here for you WHENEVER you need us. To laugh, cry, talk, anything! You are an amazing and beautiful person and I hope you enjoy EVERY moment of what is to come!!!
Today I have to give mad props to anyone who is making a change in their life. Whether it is a new job far away, moving to a new place in search of something new/different, having the courage and/or motivation to change something in their lives that they thought they could never do, changing things slowly to get to that ultimate goal, or trying to help change someone/something around them for the better.....kudos to all of you!!!
Recently it seems that a lot of people in my life are making the attempts to change in some capacity. Whether it is through marriages/getting engaged, a new friendship or relationship, purchasing a home, new jobs, new experiences, having a baby, growing up and moving on, or any personal changes within their life.....change seems to be everywhere and in some ways inevitable!
Now with all this change over the past few months I have seen some who have already failed, some who are on the path to fail, some who work hard everyday to achieve that change and are happy doing it, some who had to post-pone change, some who have succeeded, some who are on the road to success, some who don't know what to think about the changes they have made in their lives, or even some who may not know they are changing.
However, with all these changes that have been made in their lives or about to be made, one thing remains - they attempted to do something new. Something they may have never thought they were able to accomplish. Something that - even for a moment (however long that moment may be) made them happy, scared, excited and nervous all in one! That, my friends, is the true meaning of living. Taking a chance to make a difference in your life or the life of others. We get use to the same old same old and we have a fear of taking that chance to make a change in our lives. But if we are not willing to take chances how will we know what we are able to accomplish, how far we can go, the possibilities that are out there for us?
I for one admire anyone who is willing to take that chance in life. Now, some of these individuals may have had an outcome they didn't expect as life is certainly not predictable. There may be some that may have not thought things through all the way or maybe they thought this change would be something different than what it really was or maybe they just were not ready/prepared to make the change at that particular point in their lives. But one thing I believe is true is that IF you learned from the experience/s taken in life you will have become a better person for it and you should not a hold a single regret with the attempts you have made.
I am in the process of making changes in my life, for the better I believe, and with those changes have come some additional responsibilities. Even though these changes I am making are taking a little longer to achieve then I may have originally wanted, I feel better about myself for getting the courage to take a chance. My friends who have taken a chance in their lives have motivated & educated me and I hope that in some small way we can motivate each other to have the courage, patience, strength, smarts to take advantage of changes that may be presented to each of us.
Remember you dont have to jump into anything all at once. Walking, skipping, crawling will all get you to the same place (it mat just take a little longer). Doesn't matter how you get to that change in your life just as long as you live your life and keep your eyes and mind open to the possibilities of change and chance!
To cause to be different
To give a completely different form or appearance to
To exchange for or replace with another
To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
To become different or undergo alteration
To go from one phase to another
A transformation or transition from one state, condition, or phase to another
The unknown and unpredictable element in happenings that seems to have no assignable cause
A force assumed to cause events that cannot be foreseen or controlled
A favorable set of circumstances; an opportunity
A risk or hazard; a gamble