Oklahoma. The place I was born and the place I lived for 14 years of my life. So many memories are connected with the state and the town I was born in, multitudes of emotions rise when I think about my hometown. When I was 13 we moved from Oklahoma to Virginia. It was a huge switch that I thought was disastrous, I didn’t want it to happen and I resisted it the entire way. We’re coming up on three years of being in VA and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Not only do I love the place and the people, I have been able to have so many experiences and connections that never would have been possible in Oklahoma.
Human nature resists change. We don’t like to experience unknowns, if we have the choice between something we know and something we’ve never experienced we’ll always choose something we know. Change is a scary circumstance there isn’t any possible way of knowing how something will turn out, yet for us as a person to grow change is required. I am not the same person I was when I moved and I am certainly not the same person I was when moving wasn’t even an idea. I fought tooth and nail against the change, but it has been such a blessing. We resist against the unknown and fight against something we don’t understand. But what we don’t realize is what might be waiting for us around the corner could be 100x better than anything we’ve ever expected.
I never expected that once I moved to Virginia I would find my ideal printer or be able to go to the first Promoting Passion Convention. I never would have made some incredibly special connections. We resist change as much as possible, but it is part of life. I would have had a better experience with the move if I had excepted it and continued on. Change is part of life, things happen we have to move with the flow and adjust. Accept it and glide gracefully forward, resistance will never lead to a good experience. Change and grow, life without change is stagnation.