Friday, June 01, 2012
As we go through life, changes are bound
to happen. Big. Little. Good. Bad. But the question I’m wondering
is: Do you embrace them? Or do you try your best to run in the other
Of course, this probably depends on what the
changes are and if you have brought them about.
It’s one thing to change where you work-IF you’re the one who initiated
the change. It’s a whole other feeling
if it’s because you’ve been down-sized out of a position that you felt was your
Case in point: My husband loved being a corporate trainer
for a company that he had been with for almost a decade. Then the owners retired and he was one of the
few in the main office that still had a job (of sorts) when they retired and
the main corporation bought them out.
He was given a choice of two positions,
both of them not exactly what he wanted to do.
However the third option was, “goodbye and don’t let the door hit you on
the way out.”
So I’d say he has neither embraced nor
made a U-turn.
I wasn’t given a choice when my “day job” ended;
just found myself without a job. In a
way, I did embrace the change. I missed
what I was doing, but decided it was the push I had been side-stepping to
really try and write full time. My
reasoning? “If not now, when?”
It hasn’t worked out the way I planned
financially, but I do love what I’m doing.
Every day is something new and different and it fulfills my love of
learning and meeting interesting people.
Now in a totally different realm of
change, we love to watch House Hunters International and we find ourselves
looking at some of these people and can’t help but think: what the heck are they thinking?
My example on this? The other night a young couple who had just
graduated college and had never lived together decided to move to San Juan,
They just wanted too. No job, no
money, no plan-just thought it would be cool.
They rented a place and adopted a dog.
Still no job. Now some of you
may be saying, “Good for them. They’re
young and this will be a fantastic learning experience.” While others may be saying, “Are they
crazy? It’s an island with only so many
jobs! What are they going to do for
money? And they adopted a dog? How irresponsible is this?”
Since I’m more on the later part of the
feeling, I’m also wondering, “Who’s paying their way and for how long?”
If they were independently wealthy and
wanted to do this-great. But I have to wonder what both sets of parents said
and agreed to on this whole experience?
So here it is I’d love for you all to
think over how changes affect you and whomever you reside with and let me
know-how do you handle major changes in your life?