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Changes + I'm Back!

By 8:00 AM

Hi everyone! It's been quite a hiatus for me with the blog, seeing as I haven't posted in about a month now. I didn't anticipate taking such a long break from blogging, but I got caught up with work/life and to be honest, I hit a major rut with writing. I didn't feel inspired to write anything, and in my opinion, it's worse to write uninspired posts that have no depth or value in them rather than write nothing at all. 

But I'm back, full of ideas and ready to share them!

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Today's post is actually a collaboration with one of my closest blogging buddies, Isaya. She told me she had an idea for a blog post about change and wanted me to put my two cents in. 

If you want to read her post about her experiences with change and advice on how to deal with it, click here! I love her blog and definitely recommend that you check her out.

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I've always had a love/hate relationship with change. There have been many times in my life where I have fully welcomed change with open arms, and I've definitely grown to learn that change - while sometimes painful - is always a good thing.

But I've also experienced particular changes that have been pretty rough on me. Graduating college was one of those experiences.

My years in college were some of the best in my life, if not the best overall. I made lots of friends, got involved, and went through some of the biggest changes of my life there. And when the time came for me to leave, I didn't quite feel ready to let go yet. All of a sudden, everything in my life changed. My living situation changed, my proximity to friends changed, my everyday life changed, and even my relationships with some of my friends changed. Pretty much every aspect of my life was the opposite of what it had been for four years, and it hit me hard. It also took me a long time to get accustomed to. 

If you're one of those people who struggle with change, I totally get it. It's scary, and it's even worse when you don't see it coming. 

I think the most important thing to keep in mind is perspective. 

The main thing that tends to hold a lot of us back is staying in this mindset of, "Everything is changing all at once, there's nothing I can do about it, and I have no idea how to handle this." And then we freak out and shut down.

While it's okay to allow yourself some good old freak-out time, it's important to keep this in mind: Everything is temporary. The way you feel about it right now will change in time, and the circumstances will change. 

You'll find your own way to adapt and deal with the changes going on in your life, and you know what the best part is? You're not on a time crunch here. Everyone adapts at their own pace, and your pace is no better or worse than anyone else's.

Another thing to consider is that you are in control of a lot more than you think you are. And even if you can't control the circumstances specifically, you can absolutely control how you react to it.

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2 comments

  1. I loved it! You're such a wonderful writer. Believe it or not I needed this post today, something came up and I wasn't expecting it; you writing this and reminding me of my own post helped me feel a lot better!

    Love,
    Isaya

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  2. Wonderful Post! I used to be afraid of change but now I invite it in with open arms haha! Change is there to make us think, make us learn. So each day I'm always wondering what could change, what could make me stronger for it!

    Jasmine :)
    colorubold.blogspot.com

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