Here's the thing, I've always thought that I have never really been a huge fan of change. I am one of those girls that would sail in the if-it-ain't-broke-then-don't-fix-it stay-the-course boat into the sunset... You know, stay in my comfort zone and maintain perceived "control." Because change, well change can be scary because it can involve the unknown. Usually does. Change can ask us to hand over the reins, turn over the keys, let go of the safety line, throw away the well thought out map. It can ask us to do all these things in exchange for the unknown because change often comes with its bff - uncertainty. Change can tell us that we must steer off of that straight and well lit path we are on for a turn in a new direction. Change is something we always remember. We remember how change has brought some of our lowest lows and how it has brought some of our biggest joys.
As much as I would probably like to think I am generally not a huge fan of change, I can't imagine what life would be like without it... Without those unexpected twists in the road and detours I never saw coming. I can't imagine if I had continued down a long straight road where everything was predictable and the end was known and clear from the beginning. Where it was all planned out and the excitement of change didn't exist. You see, change has brought me some of the best things into my life. Change has built character, brought love, tested strength, and fueled determination. It has made dreams reality. It has brought us out of current situations and put us in better ones. It has had us take one step backwards and two steps forward. Sometimes we choose change and sometimes it chooses us without our say.
It is a leading writer in each one of our journeys and is a character that can be counted on to always show up without fail. Change is a necessary and beautiful part of life.
With fall here and the leaves starting to change from green to oranges, yellows, and reds I am reminded of the beauty of change. I am in the midst of a season of change, some big and some small. And I am excited for them. I will embrace this new season and all the twists and turns that Change has up her sleeves.