I firmly believe change is a foreign word to a young 20-something. It's a word that you only associate with clothing or your cell phone.
When I was 20, I felt like I was resistant to change. I felt as though my friends, career, school, and life in general wouldn't change because I didn't want it to.
Little did I know.
Change has been a main theme in my life for as long as I can remember, even when I didn't want to admit it.
- I've changed apartments
- I've changed friends
- Friends have changed me
- I've changed jobs
- Jobs have changed me
- I've changed. Period.
Reflecting on how much my life has changed has opened my eyes to how much life for others around me has changed. New jobs, houses, marital status', friends, family additions...you name it.
The same things people laughed at five years ago could be the same things you scoff at today. It doesn't make those things right or wrong...it's just a change in perspective. You can call it "growing up", but I chose to call it just a change....
Some personal changes I've gone through?
- Moving, although I've been living in the same spot for over four years now.
- Having a child - one of the biggest "tip my world upside down" changes I've ever experienced...and also one of the best things that could've ever happened to me.
- Changing jobs - stressful but extremely worth it in the end.
- Altering my social life to fit all of the above.
For me, some change has been exciting. Some change has been scary. Some change has been down right tough. To this day, and even at this very moment, I have to remind myself that change isn't bad. It's inevitable....and some change can be absolutely great.