Monday, 5 August 2013

Journal Fodder 365 - prompt #11

Most of the way through chapter 3 now and the prompt for this week is change.

How does change affect you? Do you embrace it or resist it?

I found that I'm ambivalent about change. There are times when I embrace it; when it means that I'm growing and moving into new adventures. At other times it throws me out completely and I greet it with irritability. The latter is usually when I have something planned and someone or something breaks in and forces a change I wasn't ready for. More than that, not just that I wasn't ready but there is too little time for me to accommodate the change adequately. 

Let's put it like this - when we changed plans about having people come over for dinner and brought it forward a week so that it was happening in only two days, I was put out. I hadn't bought the things I needed when I was shopping because it wasn't going to be happening that week. I had to do the extra shopping, cook on the Saturday morning when I had planned a lazy day, generally just shift my schedule. It's not that I minded having people come over, I just wasn't as prepared as I'd like to have been.

But contrast that with moving to the other side of the world, to a place I had never even visited. Although it took about two years to really adapt, I was able to cope with the move because it took about 18 months to accomplish. I had time to get used to the idea. 

I guess the change I find hardest to cope with is sudden. I like to be prepared and get my head around what's going to happen. I need to plan and know I'm ready to face the change as best I can. 

How about you?

1 comment:

  1. Love your journal page and what you wrote about change. I love the Journal Fodder book. Right now I am working my way through the book Inner Excavation...I absolutely love it.


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