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Moving Day: A Much Needed Change

This weekend, instead of blogging, I spent my days off moving into a new place.

Together with my girlfriend, we moved all of our plus her mother’s belongings into new apartments.

Moving itself is already a strenuous task; add having to move someone else’s belongings as well and it became daunting.

Somehow the two of us managed to move what felt like a million boxes and the heaviest dining room table in creation with only a few bumps and bruises.

While this was a welcome change, the move brought to light tons of things little things we didn’t realize we needed.

Things we had left behind or thought we didn’t need to bother with and found out later how wrong we were.

Small things like a trash can become a big deal when you have no place to put your garbage.

Toilet paper becomes a red alarm issue when you can’t recall where you packed it.

Needing a can opener officially became a hunt along the lines of National Treasure that almost brought on an argument.

All those same little things compiled can overwhelm you when your dealing with a new environment.

Suddenly our great new apartment wasn’t as shiny and pretty as it had been before we realized what we were lacking.

We allowed the details to block out the bigger picture.

I had to stop and remind myself that while things weren’t immediately perfect, I was starting a new chapter with my family.

That stepping stone was to be celebrated.

When we are deciding whether to start that new venture it can be much the same anxiety.

Details like having the right amount of time or the perfect amount of start up money can throw us off our dreams.

Instead of celebrating that you have made the decision to pursue your dream, little doubts crowd around and remind you of all the little things you might have overlooked or forgotten to plan for.

How can your new business possibly be successful when you’ve managed to miss so many things?

We all as individuals do our best to plan for every outcome, to be prepared.

Yet regardless of how prepared you are, there will always be something that arises that you didn’t have a contingency plan for.

It’s impossible to have everything under your control.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t appreciate the bigger view.

Change is scary.

Routines become comfortable because you know what to expect.

You can feel confident in knowing nothing will happen that you aren’t reasonably prepared for.

So the notion of embarking on a new field of training or a new business can be frightening.

You cannot guarantee your outcome and who knows what may happen along the journey.

But isn’t that apart of the joy of it?

Change is a wonderful thing.

It allows you to grow and become a better person.

Change forces you out of your comfort zone and makes you stretch your mind in ways you maybe wouldn’t have sitting in those same familiar surroundings.

Yes, change is scary but it’s also exhilarating and a great teaching tool.