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Saturday, September 18

Change

There is a lot changing around here starting with
me.

I had an appointment with a psychologist on Friday.
Yup. Got to sit on the couch. It was the best
$30 co-pay I've ever had to hand over. It was one hour
of talking about the last year of my life. And I left there
feeling lighter and looking forward to my next appointment.

I have to say it was very easy to tell this "stranger" a lot of
truths about my life that only those very close to me know about.
While I certainly don't disclose with any detail, some of the intimate
goings-on of my life, just for the simple fact that sometimes it just
isn't any ones business, I do know with certainty that I never
make my life something that it isn't. Sometimes things just suck
and I don't have an issue with saying that or blogging that or feeling
that.....as a matter of fact. Other times things are great, and it's
good admitting that also. Just letting it all hang out to a woman
who doesn't have any stake in what I say, do or feel - priceless!!
AND she didn't make me try on any straight jackets before I left
so I think I'm good! Ha!

Wanted to share some quotes on Changes. Came across some really
good ones.

"Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are
for what you could become." unknown

"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by
drawbacks and discomforts." Arnold Bennett

"There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction"
Winston Churchill

"The doors we open and close everyday decide the lives we live."
Flora Whittemore

"Change starts when someone sees the next step." William Drayton

and this is and has been one of my favorites:
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start
today and make a new ending." Maria Robinson

There have been a lot of things that have changed in my life. My whole
life. They have made me who I am today. I know now that taking the good
ones with the bad ones is a part of life. In the midst of the bad, we make
decisions hoping for the good. In the midst of the good, some of those
decisions end up being bad ones. But if you can look at your life and be
grateful for having the opportunity to accept that change will come,
then you're doing pretty good.

I think on my next appointment on the comfy couch, I'm going to talk
about how to balance the good that comes from change versus the bad
that comes from it. That is my inner struggle right now. Balancing the
emotion.

1 comment:

SwimMomTrishA said...

AWESOME !!! That was the first word that came to my mind. . . and that's all I gotta say. . .AWESOME !!!