Change is a part of life. Sometimes, though, it seems that changes happen so fast and furious that it’s hard to maintain any kind of balance. It feels, at times, like the world is even spinning faster than ever. We want everything right now. We ask or pray for something in our lives and do not understand why it doesn’t instantly manifest. Some changes are welcome, some not so much.
My life has been changing in huge ways for the last several years. Since there seems no way around this, I’ve decided to embrace it. So my word for 2017 is CHANGE and my phrase is EMBRACE CHANGE. I think my biggest change I encountered last year was getting married, which was/is a wonderful thing. I am happy to say that I am finally in the perfect (perfect for me) relationship and married to the right person for me. Still, going from single, living alone to married and suddenly having someone around all the time is an adjustment. Not a bad thing, just different. Luckily, even though my husband and I both work at home and we live in a pretty small house, this has not been an issue.
One change I’ve been wanting to make for a while now is figuring out a way to combine both of my blogs since I find trying to write two completely different ones impossible. I never wanted to have A Little of This That and the Other (www.alittleofthisthatandtheother.blogspot.com) be anything but a happy place to share my work and that of my friends. At Long Last Heard, this site, was about my sexual assault and to a larger degree, my past life and how I got to where I am now. The two sites are extremely different. After my wedding I came up with a new domain name and a ‘plan’ to have only one blog/website.
I still have not figured out when I want to launch it, though I will tell you the new name: Exactly the Same but Different. This is a phrase I have used for many years and in talking with a very good friend, it was obvious that this was the new name. Because my life now is exactly the same as it always was, but different.
Another HUGE change that is coming in the next few months is we will be moving. Egad, just writing the word here gives me the willys. I have lived for almost 15 years on Coronado and the idea of leaving all that is so familiar to me is a bit scary. Truly, I know that leaving will be a good thing and Jim and I need a house/space that is ours and not just mine that he moved into. It is good and it is frightening at the same time. We are even contemplating leaving San Diego altogether, which also adds to my anxiety. Again, I know this is a good thing, it just doesn’t always feel like it is.
Hence, my desire to EMBRACE CHANGE this year. Change is good, right? I am going to keep saying this to myself until I believe it.