Article in brief: Change is what life is all about, even if you try to avoid it, you seek it and grow through it.
When a smile cracks across your face and your eyes shine as bright as the sun, you wish you could have this moment for life. Pause the smile, pause the laughter, you want that moment to last forever, you don’t want things to change.
Change, is the difference in our daily routine, it’s the time when our lives and what we are used to becomes strange; it is constant and can happen at any time. Some people welcome change with open arms while others hide from it behind the armor of their own mind.
I found one of the notes I had previously written and there was one sentence that kept me thinking. The sentence was “Change has always been hard for me, I find it difficult to adapt to change.” Looking back I realize that I was the victim of my own mind, my thoughts made it harder for me to accept my reality, accept the change.
For a while, a cloud of thoughts blocked my mind, I thought that change was an enemy rather than a friend, I thought that change was no good at all. Then you grow, you learn, and you realize that change is not the enemy, you realize that change is life.
You wake up every morning and do the exact same thing, a while passes and you continue to have the same routine, and eventually you seek change. You seek something that is different, something that will give you that spark of excitement you have been lacking, something to break your routine. You see, as much as you try to block away change, sometimes you need it; sometimes you seek it, and sometimes it just comes to you.
Life doesn’t always give you the reasons why, and things that happen around you won’t always seem to be in your favor, but they somehow work to make your life better. Everything that changes around you has a reason behind it, if you look around, you’ll find the reason.
We adapt, we always do. We were created to adapt to climate changes, to changes in our own bodies, and to the changes that happen around us as well. Even when adapting seems impossible we always find a way to make what seems to be strange to us, normal.
Maybe I am writing an article about change but it’s deeper than that, it’s an article about growth, about growing through that change and making your way to the light at the end of the tunnel, it’s about moving forward despite everything that might bring you down, it’s about standing on your feet, with your head held high as beautiful as a tulip. It’s about being able to accept reality, accept change, and accept that nothing ever stays the same.
With every step along the way, change is what moves us forward. It creates a series of events that makes us who we are, events that help us mature to be the best version of ourselves. So allow yourself to grow through the changes around you, allow yourself to accept reality. Grasp on life with its good and its bad times and view change as a chance, a chance to start over, a chance to be who you have always wanted to be.
Alwid is a young lady who aims to become the change she wants to see in this world by spreading positivity and leading youth towards the road of unlimited possibilities. She recently founded her own website hearmyeche.com through which she aims to become the voice of youth and share unrecognized talents. Her column “Lost in reverie” is a place where she allows her thoughts and emotions to flow and a place where she can hopefully create a change.