I Came, I Saw, I Conquered!

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Change, how I use to dread change of any kind. I use to hate moving house and  I have moved quite a good few times, since childhood I can count 13 times to be exact. Makes you actually realise why I use to hate change (and moving). But yes, change of any sort I kinda cringed at it. I would spiral into a spat of depression at the thought of having to give up the comfort zone that I had created.

But look at me know! I have come to embrace change and even encourage it. I have started to open my mind to the amazing opportunities that are out there. To leave my comfort zone and go and explore the unknown. I have moved to a province 4 years ago on my own and far away from any safety net of family and I love the freedom of it. I loved the absolute stunned reactions to those close around me when I did this. I have started to study again and to expand my mind. I have allowed myself to become a new version of my old self.

Change is good for you, it allows you to explore that which is around you. To head into avenues that you have always avoided. Comfort zones are good but it can be boring and you will find yourself becoming stagnate.

Now I am not saying to go and be a daredevil and do dangerous things but go and try out new things, move house into a new area, step out of that comfort zone and live your life to the max. Go out there and voice your opinions, be brave and cut your hair into a daring new hairstyle, colour it outrageously. Go skydiving, go on a safari that you have always wanted to go on, try a new sport, and go on that adventure that you have always dreamed of. Write that novel that is sitting in your head, become that poet you think that you are. Stop worrying what others will think of you and reinvent yourself.

Now, I am not just meaning Change in the sense of clothes, work, house and the physical things, I am also talking about change in yourself. Stop being a doormat, learn to say No and actually mean it. Stop being a pushover and let someone else take the limelight for a change. Be more accepting of others and their faults, be more human, become more independent, say what you mean and mean what you say. Stop being a real arrogant A-hole and actually listen to those around you. Stop being that ‘pleasing others’ person and stand up for yourself.

Oh I can go on and on but I think you kinda get the message.

Go ahead and conquer that deep fear inside you.

I am changing my way of thinking on a daily basis and yes, I know it is hard but if I can do it at my age, you sure can……

Change……how I relish it now!


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Change is Good, they say!

Change is good, they say! To those who are used to change it is awesome and exciting. But to those that live in the Bubble of Life of Comfort it is the most frightening thing ever. It is scary and one tends to retreat from change. I use to live in the Bubble of Comfort of my own making. My life was good, it was constant and stable…. then I experienced the Big Change! Boy, oh boy was that the most terrifying time of my life. I tried to fight it, to hide from it and to just reject the change that had happened. I was nervous and so scared of it but I had no choice but to move headlong into it.

But no matter how hard you try to run from change, any change it will still follow you until you accept it with open arms. If you don’t accept change of any sort then you will most undoubtably sink in the ocean of life…. time to learn how to swim with it, go with the tides and ocean currents. Change is good…. it is the spice of life. It turns the mundane into adventure. Change helps you to grow and become stronger. Change helps you to crawl out of your shell and face the world head-on. It takes great courage to embrace change if you are not used to it. It is nerve-racking and makes you break out into a cold sweat.

Change is good, they say….. and I agree with that saying….. Change is good, good for the soul, for the mind and body. It breathes life back into you… so go ahead and embrace change and see and feel the difference for yourself. Be open to it…..and experience it for yourself!