Change…unfamiliar atmospheres or experiences. Exactly what should we make of these circumstances and how do we maneuver a situation when carrying virtually no expertise?
I don’t know. Don’t expect any help from me. I mostly muse about life, never coming up with sure-fire plans. So many people think I’ve got my life together, but I’m convinced it’s just because I have a sense of humor. Joking around is a side effect of being forced to make the best of unfavorable events.
It means that I can laugh about life- not that I have things figured out.
But, I have figured out that the term “new territory” is much more appealing than “change.” People will stand in line for hours to get a new phone, go to a new concert, eat at a new restaurant or see a new movie. (When I refer to “people,” I’m not included).
If a supervisor comes into a meeting and talks about new territory, that goes over way better than using the anxiety-inducing word “change.”
Growing up, I’d hear relatives talk in hushed tones about someone going through “the change.” It distressed me terribly thinking about what that entailed. Would I be doing that? Did it run in families…this change?
My dad would yell at the TV during a baseball game when the pitcher would throw a change-up.
I remember going to the corner store to buy a treat and coming back with change. Coins were cool, but you knew that “change” meant you had less than when you started.
It’s not that easy to change your ways, habits, etc. People get bound up by the idea that change is a huge hurdle to overcome or something that requires work (and that may be the case). But, new territory is such a positive connotation, merely requiring a step in a different direction.
After experiencing so much change in my life, it’s time to head into new territory instead. If for no other reason than it sounds way more adventurous!
Have a great weekend, friends. I love you! ❤ Enjoy some new territory…(or change, if you prefer).
“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength” – Betty Friedan
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”- Hebrews 13:8