All changes in life–those we long for and those that happen to us unexpectedly–are scary. A healthy dose of fear is what enables us to stay focused and move on.
Change is traumatic at times and comes with melancholy as we leave behind a part of ourselves. Life is not a rehearsal, so it matters to cherish who and what is important to us. Often we see the past better than it was, while in reality we’ve simply forgotten the bumps along the road. I am grateful for family and friends who continue to encourage me to embrace the future, reminding me daily that there is no need for panic as the future, just like the past, comes one day at the time.
I could have prepared for the future as if my life depended on it, yet I am learning that all I really know for sure is that it will be different, challenging, and that I will grow.
So in the next few weeks I will embrace my inner gypsy and go with the flow. Willing, able, excited…and a little scared. The future starts today!