“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” ~Anatole France
“Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.” ~Pauline R. Kezer
Change is in the air. I love it. In less than a month, we will be moving to a new home. We are moving! We have been in this current apartment for 3 years, and it’s time to progress. As the current space is limited, so is my ability to re-arrange the furniture to give me peace of mind. I’m use to moving around a lot. It’s been in my blood since, well, birth. I’m ready for something new. Being an Army brat has seen to my easiness in accepting change. Accepting? No, I’ve used the incorrect word. You don’t accept change; you nurture it. You learn and you shine from it. Yes, I’m ready. So is the family. Even though the new home is only minutes away from the current, it feels as if life is beginning again.
There’s nothing like getting a home of your own. No, we aren’t buying a house; we are renting ½ of a duplex. Gone are the days of hearing the neighbors’ sneeze, belch, or flush the toilet. I will no longer be able to tell when someone is taking a shower – I won’t have to worry about running out of hot water! We have so many ideas for our new home; with more space a lot can happen! Couches, bookshelves, lawn furniture, grills, paint…where do you begin?
But, I go astray…. I was talking of change.
The first change I want to accomplish is to establish my green thumb. I want to grow an herb garden. I’ve never lived in a home where I was able to plant a garden. I love the idea of about being able to add my own herbs to my meals. I don’t know where to begin! Help is needed and appreciated. My mind has wandered off-track, again.
Change brings great possibilities. Again, I’m not moving to a new town or a different country. Just up the road. I’m not changing who I have become. I’m furthering my knowledge of life. This move is the channel for emotional as well as physical change; it’s jump-starting my emotional growth. I am embracing the possibilities of what the new environment can bring into my life, into my family’s lives.
Yes. This change is…
As Confucius said, “They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”