Where have I been since I began this blog last year???? Once again dealing with enormous changing situations which follow me wherever or whatever I do. People tell me that when things happen to me it is like I am reading a book…….I just finish the chapter and move onto the next without looking back, and I realise that this is true.
Dealing with changing circumstances is something I excel at, whether or not I enjoy it is something else, but I can certainly do it. When I was coaching and training, Change Management was an area in which I worked with people and I know that change is not embraced easily by many people.
When change happens – whether by choice or it is foisted upon me, there is choice in every aspect. I am a thinking person and I know that in order for change to occur “well” within my life the first thing I need to do is to choose to accept it and let go of everything else. I keep a very steady accepting path for a while, waiting like a cat ready to pounce and in doing so little windows of light and opportunity will open up along the way. There is always something else which will occur if I am open to it, keeping my eyes, senses and heart open.
During my life I have left one area to try and forge my path in another direction always to be pulled back because of family illness or tragedies. I have given up trying to forge my path now that I know this is my path!!!. Everything I have learned along the way was preparing me for each situation, and each time one was dealt with the learning prepared me for the next, and the next.
Change is something I have always had thrown upon me and therefore have learned to embrace with both arms open – both on the work front and personally. It is what I excel at, as once again it is here and I have left the work force to care for an elderly relative. HOWEVER I now have the opportunity to follow this passion of mine and that is writing. I am dusting off the unfinished manuscripts I have – a children’s book and a novel and plan to give these the attention they deserve and see where they take me. Will they be successful? I don’t know. Will I enjoy the process? Most certainly.
Change is not to be feared, it is what we make it. When working with clients my favourite quote was (and still is) from Wayne Dyer “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change” – so in this change I have had to take upon me again there is another opportunity which I embrace.