The Truth about change #TuesdayTruth
Personally change is something, I dont really like. I am a creature of habit and like knowing where I am going and what I am doing. Basically I like to be in charge of my own life and the decisions I make. Being or trying to be organised is something I love but alas sometimes the Universe just takes over.
My greatest change came when I finished my studies , I had plans to go overseas and teach. But what you must know is that prior to all this , I had lived at home ,never needed to look after myself so basically I was a spoilt brat. The Universe had other plans and changed my direction which lead me to a small little town in Kwazulu Natal called Ixopo. It was here I worked at a Boarding School were the famous author Alan Paton was once the Headteacher at. This new change meant living away from home for the first time. It was here that I learnt to become some what independant and to fend for myself. Living away from home was very difficult and I would only come down alternate weekends. What I did not know at this point in my life , was that Universe was preparing me for bigger changes.
It was at the end of that school year , when I left to London and that change brought a million new changes. In the beginning I was homesick and missed having the luxury of home and all the things I needed at my beck and call. Later as the years passed , I realised it was there in London that I grew up. My life had changed dramatically and I was looking after me and had to deal with the decisions I made. At this point I was only seeing my family once a year and I learned to cope. Everything was my choice from the job offers I took ,the guys I dated and yes the clothes I bought. Some of the changes I took too very quickly but some I struggled with. I looked back at my stint in Ixopo and realised that the Universe was at that point preparing me for all the life changes I would encounter in the future.
If I had not taken the chance on that first job my life would be way different. I was a young 22 year old with grand dreams of travelling the world and teaching abroad but none of those dreams would have become a reality if I didnt take a chance.
So today my #TuesdayTruth is about change and why it is vital for us so that we can achieve our dreams. I am sure many of you are like me and afraid to take a chance but I promise you that your new life journey starts with just one step. We need to move,grow and embrace the changes life presents us because all in good time the reasons will appear and make sense. We all have dreams of where we see our lives but how many of us are willing to take a chance and make a change to our lives. I often see people complain about their lives and situations but do nothing to change instead wait for a hero to save the day.
We are our own SuperHeroes and it is up to us to make the necessary changes and adjustments for the life that we want. Each day I learn that there is so much more I need to learn and do. I refuse to give up. My strong sense of willpower comes from all the changes I have experienced and the knowledge that I can do it and cope with it.
Yes change is scary and I would be lying if I said it is not. Many of us are afraid of new things,the outcomes of change and the fact that we are not in control.But change is needed so that we can achieve our goals and dreams. And in order for us to achieve what we want we need take a chance.
Today , I would love you all to write a list of 5 things that you want in your life. No I am not talking about material things but things like a new job, healthy body and a partner. Next to each point I want you to list how can you achieve that goal and what do you need to change to get it.
I have a list already in my head that I am working on and I am slowly but surely getting where I want to be. There are certain aspects of my lists that are looking very positive and then some need to be relooked at.
Do you embrace change ? What were some of the biggest changes you experienced in your life?
Be Inspired !