“When everything seems like its changed…its because things have.” – Ethan Waite, Beautiful Creatures
Change. It’s an inevitable part of life. We grow older, sometimes wiser. Things never really stay the same… even though some people say they do.
I haven’t written since July. A lot of change has been going on. It started with a notion and then that notion quickly became reality.
What you may or may not know is that as much as I embrace change, it’s also really hard.
Over the summer, I had the notion that I wanted a new job. It wasn’t something that just sort of materialized. I would say, it was an evolution of sorts. So, I started looking…casually.
I looked for a new job, not because I hated my current position… my now former co-workers but current and forever friends were and are fabulous… but more or less, because I felt I wasn’t growing nor would I have the full opportunity to grow. Kind of like wings being clipped or melting even… the closer I got to the “sun”.
I was getting bored and frustrated (although not necessarily frustrated because I was bored).
So, this new job opportunity came and I decided to take it. It was my moment to advance.
Leaving my old company was probably one of the hardest things i’ve ever had to do. It’s hard leaving a place that you love with people that you love even more. No matter how much you know that the new experience that you are moving toward is going to be “good for you”, it’s still hard. It is far easier to be comfortable and bored.
I am just about 3 months in at the new place. I gotta say…. I don’t hate it. I’m dipping my toes lightly into the culture. There are many things that I enjoy. Probably my most favorite thing that I enjoy is the growth and the knowledgebase increase that is happening within me.
I don’t know that I can say that it is “better”… it’s just different.
I’ve never been good at change… something else always suffers as a result. So, my weight-loss journey was that something during this round.
With all of the angst (and believe me, there was some angst) of potential changes, the impending changes and finally the changes… I have fallen off the wagon. The damn wagon, rolled somewhere down the path and it was out of sight for awhile. I am slowly but surely catching up to it with full intentions of jumping back on.
I’m feeling good about where things are headed for me — both career-wise and with my weight-loss journey. I just need to fit weight-loss and fitness back into my life.
The Changing of Things: Has change ever thrown you off of your weight loss journey? How did you handle it?