Change can be just as exciting as it is hard.
I should know.
After moving from Chico, CA, my home of more than six years, to San Francisco to live and work, I have been met with many challenges and changes.
From a professional standpoint; I’m now working from home full-time, which is a different kind of work experience. However, I’m glad to say that I’m enjoying it so far and do make sure I get out for lunch or coffee during the day.
From a personal standpoint; I’m still adjusting to city life. I don’t know how to get anywhere without my GPS and I have yet to nail down a good weekly routine. However, I’m slowly making new friends and reconnecting with some old ones and exploring the city in my free time, like taking walks through Golden Gate Park and Land’s End.
In essence, although moving to San Francisco is exciting and eye-opening, it’s also overwhelming and disorienting.
However, I’m glad that I made this change and this experience has reminded me that in order to adjust to changes in your career and life, you must learn how to adapt to and embrace your situation, or else, you will never be able to move forward and enjoy new opportunities.
If you’re thinking about making some big changes this year, you may struggle with the uncertainty of it all. As an effect, you may not want to change, but it’s important to not let the idea of safety and security control you.
When faced with change, Helen Keller said it best. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature…Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.”
Will you welcome change in the new year or play it safe?