As we go through life we find that our lives change in some shape or form, it can be something big like moving schools or something small like a change of fashion choice. The word “Change” can be thought of as something scary, and sometimes as humans, we fear it. I’m here to discuss the changes we make in life, positives and negatives.
Let’s start with the positives!
There are lots of positive changes that we go through in life, for instance a change in interest, you might start to like different things compared to what you have liked a year ago, showing growth. Currently, I have left high school and have now started my first year at college. I will admit, before I started it was very nerve-racking, I was unsure if I would enjoy college, I had a choice, ether stay at my high school’s sixth form or go to college. When thinking about college, I had doubts, thoughts would flutter around my mind, “should I just stay where I am?” “would I like a change of scenery” however, I made the leap of faith and decided to go to college, this was probably the best decision I have ever made, it changed my life for the better, I have met so many interesting people.
There are negatives when it comes to change. A family member may have passed away, therefore changing your outlook on life, perhaps you have broken up with your significant other or just having a change of someone who used to be there for you and is now gone, leaving an emptiness behind. In life changes like these can be heartbreaking and sometimes leaves a negative impact on our self. I’ve lost contact with friends over the years, good friends, due to change, but I cannot stop and wonder… was it for the best?
Each decision I make and person I lose marks a new chapter in my life. Yes, change is scary, but it does help when moving on with life. The way we embrace change is entirely up to us, we choose if we would be happier or not and how long we accept the changes, it may take a long or short time to get used to change but it is down to you if you’re willing to accept it.