Change can come in many forms. It can come in the form of something radical, like a dramatic haircut, it can take the form of a newly decorated room, turning veggie or vegan, cutting out people from your life, or, as it has in my case, it can take the form of a revamped blog.
My blog, "My Happy Place", is a place on the Internet for me to escape to when I feel the need. I can spend an hour writing a post, publish it and feel like I have accomplished something, even when I'm just out to relax. Its the perfect medium for me, as a person who loves to write, (and bitch on the Internet when the mood takes me) to voice my thoughts and opinions. Many people choose to record vlogs, pod casts, keep a private journal, whatever works for them! This works for me. It's also a bonus that it may make someone smile, or inspire them to do something similar. Though even if this blog never reached the eyes of anyone but me, I would be OK with that too.
After 25 posts, you'd think I'd have the hang of it by now, but it has been a learning curve for me. As in life, nothing is ever perfect the first time around. 25 posts, and countless unpublished drafts later, and I'm only just getting around to making my web space a polished, easily navigable space. But I think its working out well.
I've always been the person to oppose change, to remain stoically in a routine and kick up bloody murder when it has to be altered in even the slightest way. Its never been easy for me to embrace change, or to be happy about not knowing how something is going to go. I like planning, organisations, routine, comfort. But lately it hasn't been enough. It has been boring. It's caused strife in my daily life, it's been a hindrance where I always thought it a help. So I made the choice to go against the little voice in my head that tells me to stay comfortable, and I decided to become Amy v2.0!
I choose to embrace it. I choose to make the best of it. Yes there will always be the things I cannot hurdle. I will always hate surprises, but maybe I will learn to tone it back to a dislike, in time. Change isn't easy, but the end product (a new and improved version of myself) will always outweigh the work that it takes to make the change stick.
Make a change...