One thing that we can count on in this life is change. I think we all aspire to realize a sense of stability and consistency, but it seems to be a fleeting pursuit as the nature of living is that it’s in a constant state of change and evolution.
Over the past several years I’ve been feeling this more intensely than ever. Perhaps it’s a reflection of the changes and challenges at play in our world today. The world is definitely in a state of flux, and I know many people who are feeling the impact of that on their lives. It’s an interesting dynamic because change reminds us that we are alive, even though at times it can cause great stress and frustration in the process. And if everything remained the same, life would be boring! As a Libran, though, I’m striving to strike a better balance in my life and create some sense of stability and consistency in the areas of my life that I can, and embrace the other things that are constantly changing and out of my control.
This year has seen profound changes in my life, as I’ve talked about in previous blogs. The challenge has been to stay centered while going through and feeling all of these things. I’ve been spending time in both California and NYC, and I’m now looking to be more anchored in Cali, for a number of reasons. Family being one. A less frantic, less volatile environment to create a home in is another. Getting more for your money, yet another. I love NYC, but living there year-round can where you out!
Now I’m looking for a place to call home, getting a car, and just getting a sense of flow, which is going to be different this time around because I’m different. I’m a California native, but I’m not coming back, I’m just shifting. Coming back infers a movement backwards to me, and this is definitely about me moving forward. I think this transition will create new opportunities for me in all aspects of my life, and that’s a good thing. I just find myself at times feeling worn out at the instability that I’ve experienced over the past year especially. I’m powering through these moments and visualizing what it is that I want. I’m trying to stay powerful in taking the risks to get there, which has been the way I’ve lived my life for a long time. If I weren’t a risk taker, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing and be the person that I am today, and I’m so grateful for those things.
Here is to taking risks to live the best and most fulfilling life possible, and embracing change. There are no guarantees anyway, so why not try and not only think outside the box, but live that way!