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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Dealing with Change


As you can imagine, it is hard for me to write anything at the moment, let alone beauty, lifestyle and fashion pieces, or anything else that is classed as ‘relatable’ content - but bear with me whilst I am going through this time. It won’t last forever, but in all honesty I also don’t know when I will be back up and writing pieces I love producing, that people enjoy reading. Life is a massive rollercoaster at the moment.

I’ve started and re-started this blog so many times, which I think will give a good indication of where my head is at… But it won’t come as a shock to many that me saying the last few weeks have been some of the hardest I have ever faced, and although I love writing and it does help me to clear my head, I am finding it hard to get all my thoughts straight in general, let alone on this blog. If you don’t know the ins and outs of my life, I won’t go into too much detail.

I wanted to write this though in case there are any other people that might be going through something similar, or dealing with change in a positive way. I am not going to try and relate this blog too much to my current situation, but openly talk about change in a more general way and how I’ve managed to deal with it in the past, and my plans for the future.

Change doesn’t always have to be a bad thing, which is something I’ve learnt throughout my life. Just because something is different, or has a different outcome to what you were expecting, doesn’t necessarily mean that it is a bad thing. Take my career path for example: I studied Journalism, English, interned at PR companies, worked in a call centre, worked with gamblers, with with numbers, worked with copywriters, worked in restaurants, bars, pubs, you name it, all to find something that I enjoy doing.

I already know that in my life I’m going to have to deal with change, and that’s totally fine: I am going to move out of my family home and buy a house, I am going to become a mum, a wife, an in-law, a homemaker, and who knows what else in the future – and knowing those things makes me happy and comforted. I also know that there are lots of areas of change that I’ll have no control over, but the more you think about it, the more overwhelming it can become, so I think it is important to focus on the present and live in the moment.

Change is one of those strange things. Sometimes it creeps up on and flips your entire world upside down; sometimes its months maybe years, in the making; sometimes it can affect everyone, sometimes you’re alone; sometimes its your choice, and sometimes not; some people embrace change, and for others it can be the worst thing in the world. Change can also be a direct result of timing – if the timing is not right, and something doesn’t work out like you expected, it might lead you down a completely different route which you were never expecting.


There are a thousand and one ways to deal with change and from what I have gathered over my 26 years is that it’ll change every time. They say to deal with a break up you should surround yourself with friends; to deal with a job loss, you should jump right back on the ladder; to deal with a bully, you shouldn’t rise to it… but I 100% believe that whatever makes you feel comfortable is the way you need to deal with change – it needs to be for you. People deal with change in different ways, and the important thing to remember is there isn’t one right way, it’s however you want.
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