Reflectorial: WANTED: Change!
In keeping with the corny self-help theme of the last few Reflectorials, this issue’s theme is on embracing change.
You know what they say, the only constants in life are death and taxes. But guess what! They’re wrong. There’s one other constant: Change! Change is a part of life and no matter what you do, it’s coming for ya!
While I acknowledge the limitations imposed by things like jobs, relationships and most notably, money, I am here to impart some of the wisdom I’ve gained in my 23 years.
Embrace change. Run against the current and towards the unknown (I told you this would be poetic). The older we get, the easier it is to stick to our patterns and habits and settle down into comfortable predictable-ness.
While there is something both satisfying and pleasurable about doing the things you know you love, like watching Vanderpump Rules every Monday night and getting the Dynamite rolls when you go for sushi; trying new things is what makes life worth living!
I know, it’s not easy to make big changes when you’re trying to finish school or you’re under a work contract. But, if you’re on your way to graduation- consider a move! Life is too short to spend it all in one place.
There are new faces, places and opportunities begging to see what you have to offer.
Think of the world this way: instead of finding a space that fits you, make your own space!
If you aren’t in a good place to make a big change, then start looking at the little things in life. You ever read those quotes that used to be all over Lululemon bags? Well one of them said: “Do one thing a day that scares you.” While my size two Lululemon pants no longer fit, the quote still does.
Nearly every day, I try to do something I’ve never done before. Whether it’s trying out a new smoothie recipe, applying for a job I’m intimidated by or even swiping right on Bumble (lol). Change is good and keeps you feeling alive!
Predictability is nice, but if you’re thinking about sending that winky face or pressing ‘book’ on that flight… go for it. You might regret things you do in your life, but your biggest regrets will be the chances and changes you never went for.