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Learn To Embrace Change, Even When It Scares You

It’s no secret that the last few years have been tumultuous for most people. Our lives have been rocked by change in unimaginable ways, and many of us have been struggling to stay afloat. There is only so much weight you can carry before you have to let go. 

I know that letting go can be just as scary as holding on, if not scarier. However, you deserve to see the world on the other side of the pain you are carrying. You deserve to wake up happy each day. You deserve all of the good things life has to offer you. 

You deserve to live your best life. 

Letting go will mean facing more change. You will never know a life without change; that’s just a fact. But what you need to know is that not all change is going to be bad. Not all change will throw you off the path you’re on or hurt you just when you thought things were finally going your way. 

Sometimes change means discovering a new passion in life. 

Change can throw you into something that opens your eyes to a beautiful new realm of possibilities, a place you never thought you would see yourself in. Maybe this is not the path you always dreamt of being on, but maybe that is okay. Our dreams can change, and you should never feel ashamed of that. If you are doing something that you love and you are happy, then it does not matter how long it took you to find that special thing. 

All that matters is that you found it. 

Sometimes change brings you someone wonderful you never thought you would meet. 

When you’ve been hurt badly by someone you love deeply, it can feel like you will never find love again. You assume that what happened once will happen again and again, so you shut yourself down and keep anyone who tries to love you at a distance. Sure, distance means someone may not be able to get close enough to hurt you, but it also means never knowing the beauty that is love. Not everyone you meet will hurt you; it’s okay to let someone new in. 

It’s okay to open your heart again. 

Sometimes change takes you to new places.

If you’re longing for a change of scenery, give yourself permission to leave. If where you are is no longer serving you, it’s okay to admit that. It’s okay to realize that where you thought you wanted to be is not actually at all what you wanted. Sometimes moving somewhere new is the spark you need to reignite yourself. Take the chance to try out a new place, whether that means making a big move or trying a new coffee shop you’ve been admiring for weeks. Big changes and small changes are both incredibly significant. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and explore. 

You never know what you might discover.

Sometimes change means starting over.

There is nothing wrong with starting over. Say that to yourself until you believe it. There is no shame in admitting you are not happy with your current circumstances. It is okay to want to try new things. It is okay to admit you are not in love anymore. It is okay to dream about going somewhere new. You are human, and it is okay to change your mind. Starting over does not make you a failure. 

It is a great success to allow yourself the space to change. 

Let go of what is no longer serving you. Embrace change for all of its good and its bad. And know that even on the days when change feels debilitating, there is still hope. There is still something good on the other side of your pain. Allow yourself the change you need to get there. 

I promise you it’s worth it.