the faithful ramblings a late bloomer. . .

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Something's Gotta Give

One of the more difficult realities of life for me is facing is the need to make a change. Be it circumstances, attitudes, values or habits, we often face the difficult reality that “something’s gotta give”. This new writing venture has been a huge change for me, one that I resisted for months, and one that I’m still ambivalent about (shout out to Gil). But something had to give and I was starting to shrink under the weight of the life I wasn’t living as a result of staving off change.

At its most basic level, change requires risk; risk of being hurt, rejection, and/or failing. None of these little gems of emotions inspire warm fuzzies, and all too often we let the associated risks stop us in our tracks where change is needed and thus everything stays the same. What we know though, is that those who are willing to take risks do great things. So for us to grow and evolve, change and risk are required. It is not optional. The need to confront the change will continue to nag at us until we face or it or like a gravitational pull conflict will be created in which we are forced to deal with it.

So the option then is to take control and face the change or wait it out until it becomes ugly to do it. Sounds to me like the way to go there is take the risk and go for it.

Two things to remember though: no one is going to do it for you and there are no quick fixes.


  1. Lindsey,

    I am so glad you've decided to take a deep breath and jump into the unknown. It can be terrifying at times, but as you said, it can also be oh so rewarding. The best part of this, though, is you don't have to do this alone. Through it all, be confident in the knowledge you have a support system that will never let you fall.

    Keep believing, keep progressing, keep writing.

  2. Thank you for believing in and supporting me Gil! I should no longer be surprised by the provisions in my life that God has set out before me. You and Lee certainly fall into that category! Muah!!!