June Blog Challenge Day 1: Change
Change is HARD. A lot of time, change sucks. Like, really, really sucks. Change involves retraining, relearning, a lot of unlearning, and a lot of pain in the process. Change often requires a whole new perspective shift. That's not easy, either.
However, change is usually worth it. The agony of changing makes you stronger, or at least it makes me stronger. Sometimes I slip back into old habits and patterns, but that is part of the process. Until I have changed that behavior, or whatever it is I'm trying to change, down to the sub-atomic level, I will have to consciously work to make the change automatic.
I have this awesome poster hanging in my classroom. It reads: If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten. That single statement sums up change so eloquently, while encompassing the magnitude of change itself.
I struggle to change. I like consistency. While some of the choices I have made and continue to make aren't the best choices, they are familiar ones. It is in the process of changing where I will learn the most, and eventually, what was once new, and a lot of work, will be habit, and healthy at that.
The only constant in life is change... might as well get used to it!
Prompt: Given that this is a partnership with Hungry for Change, it seems fitting to begin with this word. Make it your own. You can talk about your own transformation. You can write about what you still hope to change; you can write about the world and what needs to be done; you can explain how difficult change was for you at points in your life.