Changes. Everything changes. Always.
Over the last few weeks there have been quite a few changes.
My oldest son has graduated from high school. Son number two spent a couple of days in the hospital and was separated from his appendix. In a couple of days he’ll turn 16 (huge changes for him). My wife received her official acceptance into grad school. And for me, the company I work for changed owners.
All of those changes are significant, but they also reflect stability and “sameness”.
The oldest son will continue his schooling, but it will be at the next level.
Son number two is all healed up and back to normal. He’ll turn 16 and get his driver’s license soon. Daily life will continue.
My wife will continue to be a nurse. She will also be going to grad school, but not much will change. She’ll be working during the day and studying in the evening and on the weekend.
I’ll still be performing the same duties and tasks at my day job. New logo. New shirts. Answer the phone in a different manner. But still the same.
We all go through changes. No matter what, change will happen. Stress tends to come with change. We worry about new people, new experiences, new ways of going about our daily tasks. But we adjust.
How do we adjust? When things are changing, what do you hold on to? Is there something in your life keeping you stabilized during changes?