Embracing Change

I’ve started to notice a recent trend. Whenever I start to notice a shift in my personal reality, I change. I can’t necessarily say that it is a significant amount of change. (Although, I did face my fear of needles and get two tattoos at once. WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING?! On second thought, that was pretty significant.) I do change, nonetheless.
While others are afraid of change, I can’t help but wonder if I am afraid of staying the same. I don’t know if it is because I personally feel that I have been at a standstill in my life for a long period of time; but every so often, when I have had a major change in my life, whether it be work, love, or just life related, I am suddenly struck with an undeniable urge to change. It could my wardrobe, my personal style, brand, or hairstyle. Regardless to what it is, I’ll try and change. It’s as if I have to have something to show that I have reached a period of change—a shedding of skin.
If anything I think this is an interesting concept to observe within myself but what is even more interesting is the revelation that one can be afraid of being stagnate. I don’t feel that I fear change. If anything, I respect it; however, that doesn’t mean that I love or even like change. Change hurts. The period in which we change is uncomfortable. Our limits are stretched; we experience some pain, fear, and unknowns. But when everything is said and done, we look back in awe of the change and our transformation because of it. With that knowledge, how can we hate or fear change? Because of the process of change? No, our thought process is wrong. We shouldn’t fear change; we should fear staying the same—never advancing, never transforming, never learning, and never reaching your true potential. How can that thought not cause fear to run freely down your spine? I think we need to change our mindset and start embracing change.