Posts Tagged ‘change’


Change is hard.

As you all know recently the circumstances around which allowed us the option of actively pursuing our dreams in a meaningful way. The catch was that it meant a massive upheaval of our current life. New jobs, new schools for the children, leaving behind both friends and very close family members. There is a perfect quote by Anatole France which sums up how I felt about everything– 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.

It was a death of sorts. We said good bye to our safe jobs in our safe tiny town with our safe predictable friends and our safety net of exceedingly capable family members 7 miles away. We said goodbye to the way our family was in that time and that place.

I’m not saying that we weren’t afraid. Because we were. But the point is to not let your choices be motivated by the fear of “what if”. You must allow your choices to be motivated by the joy of “what if”.