If variety is the spice of life, why, do we all seem to terrified of change?
When change happens, we are all guilty of being reluctant to embrace it fully in some way.
Variety may be the spice of life, but routine is safe, it’s what we know and sometimes we just don’t want to leave our comfort zone.
For me, I think that’s probably why I never put money into a house. I wanted too, and came close a couple of times. But each time, I was swayed by a couple of external factors – my dad (ever the cautious accountant) saying, that the word was house prices were going to drop in the next couple of months (just don’t buy shares, I think would be my advice to him now) and secondly, myself. If truth be told, I was always too scared to branch out on my own. I’ve already said I am one of nature’s natural born-worriers, and always there would be a barrage of what-ifs that popped into my head, and the worrier in me would outweigh the adventurous me. It always does.
I would like to think that now, with the wisdom of a few more years, I am slightly more adaptable to change, especially having had SC.
In fact, right now, I am embarking on a new voyage of discovery.
The chains which bound me in work for the past couple of years, I have just shaken off, and for the first time in a long time I feel free.
I have so much that I want to do, so many ideas, but first and foremost I have to build myself back up in order to be a hard-core bread-winning machine.
I’ve finally accepted the hand that has been dealt me now, and if I am to be on my own, then that’s the way it’s going to be.
I’ve proved to myself I can deal with my own disasters however painful they may be.
I feel afraid, for sure, but I know I can cope with anything life throws at me – I have the battle scars to prove it. I may have been defeated, more times than I have won battles, but I have not failed, for every single time I dusted myself down and stood back up again stronger and wiser than ever.
I didn’t need anyone before I had SC, I don’t need anyone now!
One of the best books I have read was “Who Moved My Cheese”, by Dr Spencer Johnson is all about the different ways we look at change, which can be applied to any aspect of our lives.
Most of us can embrace change, eventually, and it takes some of us longer than others.
There are some people though who will never be able to embrace change.
As for me, I’m off to find new cheese!