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Change

How do you handle change?


Is it something you pursue?


Is it something you avoid?

I grew up in a family where flexibility to change was required in order to stay sane. By the time I turned sixteen we had moved over 20 times. Even after I was on my own I was restless and enjoyed opportunities to experience new things, new places and new people. I lacked the skills to build strong roots in a community or in relationships. I think I had grown so accustomed to change that I didn't know how to not be in constant flex all the time. I married someone who was born and raised in the same small town where we lived for 15 years. Change, was never something he experienced much of and he's very cautious about it. It's funny but the longer we are married (24 years in a few weeks) it feels more and more like we are switching personalities. He's started to talk about all the things he'd like to do and experience and I'm settled in to the comfort of not being on the move and I'm enjoying the stability I now have in my life. Currently, I'm being challenged to learn how to adapt to change in a healthy way and he's learning that change is a good thing and something that can be embraced. I'm curious... how do you feel about change and what life circumstances have affected your ability to adapt?