"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence
Change. Oh come on, unclench already!
It is a loaded word though, heavy with connotations and inciting immediate reactions for better or worse. It gives me a knot in my stomach sometimes to think of change. But that could be either excitement or anxiety, or both. I’ve been mulling over this idea of chapters and seasons in life. Changes transition us from one phase to another. I have a feeling my next chapter will be great.
In the last week I have decided to move back into town from being in the county. I love being in the heart of Bellingham; amidst the subdued hustle of the city, the foodie in me rejoices to be near quality restaurants and grocery stores again, within easy distance of wonderful family and friends. And the adventurer inside can’t wait to cycle all over town, be so close to beloved hiking trails and rock climbing routes, and spend too many hours at my favorite parks.
I’m returning to the world of single-hood. The boyfriend and I realized that we were going different directions in life. I really do wish him all the best as he continues his journey and I’m looking forward to delving further into my own. Single life agrees with me. I’m sad to say goodbye but glad for the chance to refocus.
My business is seeing some changes too. It’s taking off like I have only dreamed of and it’s exciting to see! The 90 Day Challenge is an opportunity to change lives for the better through health, finances, and lifestyle and to see it catching on is the most rewarding experience.
Work life is shifting slightly. I’m being asked to help more with operational projects and administrative management and moving further from the standard executive assistant role. It seems like a good fit and things are going well, but there will be some adjusting.
And with moving back into town and on my own once again, I’ve concluded that a car will be a matter of necessity. Especially for the convenience it offers as I grow my business. So after a year of being vehicle-free, I’ll be back on the road (when I’m not on my road bike of course). I’ve enjoyed not having a car, found myself less stressed about silly things like traffic, fuel prices, and insurance costs. But having wheels will be nice.
It seems like almost every aspect of my life is undergoing a major overhaul right now. I have a peace about it all though, a strange sort of confidence. Never before can I recall being as hopeful and expectant when change has come. Spring is here, bringing newness and life! Perhaps chaos isn’t always bad. Or maybe I’ve been needlessly fearing the unexpected. And I know I’m not the only one who is going through a closing and opening of life chapters. So my encouragement is this: find the hope it in. The sky isn’t falling, the world isn’t ending. There are things here to learn in these moments, new places to explore. New is unfamiliar and sometimes scary, but new is an opportunity for something more.
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” -Andre Gide