Saturday, January 17, 2009

Changes

The world is full of changes. Every day something is different and yet I know most of us go kicking and screaming into each change, not wanting to give up the familiar.

We will have a new President in a few days, a friend of mine lost his grandmother, the bitter cold is making people change their weekend plans, the meat in the fridge didn't get cooked before it went bad. Children learn to tie their shoes, the handle on the toilet just broke and the car got a flat.

Unexpected change and gradual change. Sometimes relationships change, seemingly overnight, but it's usually a gradual change. Evolution. Would you really want to go back to your early twenties or your teens and have those same relationships?! Oh dear. I'm so glad that I am not tied to every sight, sound and thought of my true-love-of-the-day anymore. It was exhausting.

Gradually we all shift and move to accommodate new feelings, new ways of being, new ways of thinking. The change is so gradual that it is only upon looking back that we see how far we've come.

I'm still thinking about this New Year, 2009. Still thinking about what changes I want to make - what I want to force myself, kicking and screaming, into doing to improve my life, my health, my education, my creative spirit, my volunteer activities, everything. ...because although I want changes, I will resist.

Are you forcing a change?
Kristin

4 comments:

Julie Stiles Mills said...

Good post. I've been thinking about my "word" for the year. Almost ready to post it - for accountability, if you know what I mean.

Fresh start. Fresh perspective. Renewed Commitments. Good post.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Hi...just making sure you saw that the Valentine's Swap partners were posted! Have a great day...I have a holiday tomorrow and am SO excited!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Hi...just making sure you saw that the Valentine's Swap partners were posted! Have a great day...I have a holiday tomorrow and am SO excited!

"J" said...

I'm with you on the change is good part!!!! But I will kick and yall over it!!!! lol