Change Is Hard No Matter How Old You Are: How Do YOU Cope With Change? by Jessica Lawrence
I think I've always had a difficult time accepting change. I can remember a time before I left for college, being on the St. Lawrence River with both of my parents. We were on the jet skis, and it was a gorgeous day. For a moment, in silence, I thought, "Why does this have to change? Can't I have days like this forever? I don't want to leave this."
Fast forward to the last year of my marriage. I knew I had to be strong enough to leave, start over. But it took me at least a year of agony to get to that point.
I always seem to hold on, because of a fear of uncertainty. I think that most everyone can agree with that fear. Fear of the unknown. What if it isn't better? What if I should stay in a career that isn't making me happy? What if I don't meet someone else?
In the past few months, I've had a lot of change:
- I have a new boss.
- I have a new position at work.
- I have to figure out my daughter's educational path.
- One of my best friends is leaving for law school.
- I've tried to move on from the end of a relationship.
I get overwhelmed, and I try to breathe. But sometimes, that doesn't work.
How do you cope with change?
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