We live in a world of change. Life is about change. Changing global pressures that require new solutions. Changing social issues that seem to jar our senses. Changing weather patterns that cause us to wonder about the greater issue of climate change. Change is all around us.
Then there are the more personal changes that can alter life as we have known it. The death of a spouse. Changing family dynamics. Changes in relationships. Changing health issues…and the list goes on.
Yes, life is change!
The very nature of change can be exciting and unsettling simultaneously, depending on the nature of the change. Change can be a good thing. It can bring fresh, new opportunities and fresh perspectives that add a sense of liveliness and a feeling of exhilaration and spontaneity to our lives in a healthy way.
There are times when change is forced upon us and it can bring grief, uncertainty and life alterations that are difficult to navigate. Several years ago, I experienced the death of my husband. There was a huge sense of loss and grief. But, it was also disorienting. I had been part of a couple for years. Now what was I? I had been a wife, now I was single. It seemed that many aspects of my life were now vastly different than what I had known for over 30 years and it would take time to learn how to walk in a different reality.
Some have experienced the loss of a child. I watched my parents experience the loss of their only son when he was just 29 years of age. The grief was fierce.
Then there are things like a sudden job loss or a change in your financial stability. Something life altering has been thrust upon you and you cannot find your footing. Change
can happen quickly and at any point.