How to cope with change


Happy Monday to all my lovely readers. You have no idea how much it means to me that you stumbled across my blog and chose to stay. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Right now I’m in a period of transition. My life is changing and subsequently, this space will be too.

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I love the metaphor of a caterpillar morphing into a butterfly. First, the caterpillar digests itself, releasing enzymes to dissolve all of its tissues. Then it reforms itself, before emerging as a new being. They’re fascinating creatures and so perfectly capture how to respond to change. We can either reject change and fight it, or we can embrace change and allow it to reform us into the creature we are destined to be.

I’ve taken the plunge and enrolled into Marie Forleo’s B-School. This is both super exciting but also very nerve-racking for me. By investing financially into developing myself and this space I’m forcing myself to commit to growing my site and my business (the business I don’t yet have).

I’m a big one for investing and frequently buy shares in companies I believe have great potential. I expect big things from all my investments. Last week I invested in myself and I expect the same.

Over this time I will be working on changes to myself and this blog. Currently I post anywhere between 3 to 5 times a week. I’ll be reducing this to once or twice per week. This will also ensure I can deliver on decent content each time, rather than burning myself out. You can sign up to my newsletter (top left corner on the home page) to stay in the loop with posts and extra insights.

If there’s any topic of theme you would like to see more (or less) of, please share with me either below in the comments section, or drop me an email. My contact details are on the “about” page. I would love to hear from you.

A few days after enrolling I found out I was being let go by my employer. I use the term “let go” quite literally, as let’s be honest, I really didn’t like my job. I’ve been struggling with it from day 1. The position came up at the right time, in the right location and was what I needed at the time. But it never felt permanent to me; I never felt like I belong there. When you’re passionate about the work you’re doing it’s easy to come to work each day and to excel. This was just not happening anymore.

A downturn in work was a blessing in disguise. When I found out, I felt relieved. Nervous financially, but my body was so calm for the first time in months (sometimes you’re body is screaming out with wisdom, just waiting to be heard). I will be taking away a lot with me. I’ve had the opportunity to learn so much and have worked with some pretty awesome people. Although I wouldn’t have ideally timed it this way, when the universe opens a door for you, you just take it with arms surrendered.

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” 

Charles R. Swindoll

Sometimes change happens whether we like it or not. I can embrace change, fight against it, or run away. Rather than exhausting myself fighting the inevitable, I chose to embrace change. I’m open to embracing change and allowing it to reform me and this space. This change is occurring so I can bring about bigger and better things in my life.

Now my plate has been cleared the possibilities are endless. What the universe has in store for me next is both exciting and a tad scary. Change is unknown and it can be frightening but if you surrender yourself, and allow yourself to be guided gently you will find yourself exactly where you’re supposed to be.


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