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Rolling with the changes

I set out in 2012 with some inspiring words as my guide. I spent much of Christmas considering what 2012 would hold for me and I’ve decided it will be change. I’m not usually good with change, I tend to be indecisive and keep the status quo but I know that I need to make some changes if I want my dreams to come true. I can’t be scared to try, I don’t want to look back in years to come and regret not seizing an opportunity. I need to do what I want to do and believe that I can do it.

I will explain more as things pan out but my focus for 2012 will be on writing and there will need to be changes to accommodate that. I have support and encouragement. I have willpower and hopefully some talent. Most of all, I’ve found my passion and I plan to follow it where it leads.

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.  ~Anatole France

What have you found hard to change?



38 thoughts on “Rolling with the changes”

  1. Changes are often good when you try to support the change (if you know what I mean). Almost everyone will have to make a change in order to reach their goals. I’m sure you’ll be successful :).

    1. I know what you mean, when you’re driving the change and making it happen and not ones that are forced on you. But even then, you can turn them into opportunties I think. Thanks for your support!

  2. Good for you, Vix! I hope you’ll keep us informed and/or we can come along for the ride via this blog. Change is scary – no doubt – but once you start, the fear will be a thing of the past. You Go Girl!!

  3. Due to the economy changes, I’ve found you can’t go about the same avenues job-hunting as we once used to… Temporary agencies are over-filled with those wanting work. They are too picky with little regular assignments available. Sending out resumes and just trying to get a call in return is just about impossible. When you are fortunate enough to have someone call you in…you go through an EXTENSIVE interviewing process that is for a job that doesn’t pay much. Just to be told they went with someone else because there was just one tiny thing that they liked more about the other candidate.

    So being out of work for 3 years, desperate times calls for desperate measures. I have to return to the “old ways” of “pounding the pavement.” suggested by my husband. He wants me to enter local offices (where they might have reduced staff, but their workload is the same, they are too busy to contact a staffing agency) and to offer my administrative services like a temp agency. However, this requires having to SELL MYSELF (convincing them they need me occasionally) and not let slammed doors in my face bother me.

    Well, I don’t like that and don’t want to do it…slammed doors make me cry and I’m not in SALES for a reason. Yet since my babysitting job ends this week, he’s expecting me to begin venturing out next week!

    So here’s to COURAGE for both of us. Courage to follow your dreams, and courage to see the “adventure” in my job hunting day. (and thick skin) May both or us be rewarded.

    Cheers to 2012!

    Lake Forest, CA USA

  4. I’m really excited about this and I HOPE you share more (email me if you want 🙂
    Because I need change too….it would be nice to see someone elses’ process…it might help give me that determination and push…some kind of path (cause honestly right now I don’t know where to go).

  5. I find it hard to change my dont-care attitude. It took me so long to adopt it, and it makes things so EASY. But it’s not the best way. It has taken over a bit too much. It hasn’t stayed in its corner until needed. I need to get better control over it, or drop it altogether.

  6. Boats are safe in harbor . . . but that’s not what boats are for. We must let go of the shore if we want to discover new horizons.

    Best of luck, Vix.

  7. I wish the best for you! Change is never easy, but something I’m learning to accept as a constant in life. It prompts us to be flexible, challenge ourselves and take nothing for granted.

  8. If we want to progress and move forward, we have to embrace change, because life is always changing in one way of another; nothing stays the same.
    You are off to a great start Vix, because I see your positiveness, and that’s always a good thing! Keep that way of thinking and you will fulfill your desires this year.
    When it came time for me to retire, I found it really hard to accept the change in my life, and I’m embarrassed to admit that it’s taken me almost four years to embrace that change. Now I’m looking forward again, ready to accept more changes!

  9. You wouldn’t want me to list all the things I’ve found hard to change. 🙂 So instead, I’ll tell you how much I admire your attitude towards life, and thank you for the eye-opening posts you write. Happy 2012, Vix. 🙂

  10. good luck for the year! I find it really hard to change, but sometimes you just have to let go and embrace new things and experiences!

  11. Good luck – change is a good thing, it stops you from getting complacent and keeps things interesting.
    A new year with new beginnings – sounds interesting if not a little daunting. I look forward to hearing all about it.
    Oh and having watched the docu drama on JK Rowling I think it’s all about positive thinking 🙂

    ( Happy New Year )

  12. Change is usually hard for me, too. The unknown is scary. I usually assume that change will be bad. Why? I don’t know.
    But I try to remember that good things come from change, too. 🙂

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