( I am posting this early tonight as we have severe thunderstorms moving into our area and we might lose power)
Let me see a show of hands if you think change is hard! I detest change. I always have. I am perfectly happy when things go along the old way and we never have to change. But that just isn't the way life is, is it? We have gone through so many changes in our life. Most of them are good for us. Some have been horrible. Some of them define who I am today.
I am thinking about where all of us would be right now if computers had not brought about changes in our life. I can't remember, hardly, what my life was before the internet. But learning how to use the darn things was a lesson on change.
I don't want to imagine my life without a computer. What would I be doing? Not talking with you, that's for sure. Learning how to use this computer was not easy. I taught myself. And if I ran into problems I called on Fred, our computer guy. He told me to play around with it. Everything can be fixed! That was his motto. And he was right. He had to come to our house many times to show me that it really could be fixed. I often couldn't understand a thing he said. But he would have me up and running again. Until the next time. Then, slowly, I started calling him less and less. Many days I wanted to throw it all in the trash. I did a lot of ranting and raving. But there were also days I am glad I have the whole world at my fingertips. The world, where I have met you, my lovely readers.
When I stopped smoking was a serious life change. I liked smoking. I loved nothing more than sitting down with a cup of coffee and a cigarette on my breaks at work. Or sitting on the patio with a cold beer and a cigarette after work or on the weekends. I loved smoking. I knew it wasn't good for me but it didn't matter. I started smoking (behind my mom's back of course) when I was around 15. And I smoked until the day I quit on October 31, 1999. It was the hardest habit I ever broke. Stay tuned for lesson: Tobacco is addicting!
Now I am dealing with another hard change. I am learning to live without Richard. After 35+ years together I am a widow. This is not a change that I wanted. And I don't like it. Many times change is not up to us, is it? Change! It's hard.
What changes have you found to be hard? What changes have been good for you?
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