Change is hard. I’m not a big fan of change mainly because I don’t handle it well. At least I can admit it, right? I’m the type of person who likes to have a plan in mind, and then follow through. I’m not that great at rolling with the punches, or tides, or whatever. Once my plan goes off course, I get thrown off. I’m trying to learn to handle that better…I’m a work in progress.
Right now, lots of things have been thrown off my plan. For the most part, it’s all good change…so I can’t really complain. It’s just navigating through it that has thrown me off. For example: We were on the house hunt…hard. We saw over 20 houses, attempted to make a few offers, narrowed down what we were looking for, and then all of a sudden we had to stop. Our situation changed…so here we are, back in our condo for what looks like another year, until our situation changes again. That was a hard pill to swallow as I was so excited to move into our own place.
Another example: Ryan and I had plans in October to go up to Cleveland to visit my brother, his wife, and their new baby while we were there for a concert and the Cleveland half marathon. Well, Ryan’s company decided to send him to CHINA that week. China? Really? Why not like Florida or New York or even London? China? Ugh. Anyway, those weekend plans were obviously shut down and now I need to figure out what to do for a week by myself (something I’m also not good at) and what to do with my concert tickets (to go, or not to go?). I’ll also be worrying the entire time he’s on a plane since they seem to disappear on the reg now.
There’s also been another big change that I hope to talk about next week. Just know it’s thrown us for a real loopty-loop (no, I’m not pregnant) but it’s one of those good changes that is welcomed.
So, the reason why I’m rambling about all of this is to show that while I don’t deal with change well, I do want to make it a priority to start handling it better. I realize the world won’t end if our weekend plans have shifted, or if our future plans have changed. That’s life and it doesn’t always go according to plan. I want to learn to roll with the punches, not get thrown off my game, and enjoy the changes that life sends my way. I really believe everything happens for a reason, and for that, I am grateful.
Anyone else struggle with change? What about those of you who can roll with anything?