Change. It's the hardest thing when you are facing a big change, but you have no details and no idea how things will go. I've felt this way when we decided in November of 2014 to travel the states for a year or so. We knew we were going to travel in an Airstream, but that was about it. The details came months later. The planning process of our adventure was a slow one. Most days I was left frustrated, because we had no answers. Looking back at it all, I feel like we handled that season easily and it wasn't as hard as this new season of change that's coming up again feels. My husband reminds me otherwise, and he is right. I have pages in my journal showing me how difficult this process of change really was.
I know that everybody handles change differently, but here are a few things that helped me:
- Keep a journal to remember the process of this season of change, and the things you are learning.
- Give change a chance! The change might not work, yes, but you won't know until you give it a full-hearted try.
- Change is scary because you are going into the unknown. Relax and remember: you don't have to have it all figured out. Take the steps and watch things unfold.
- Remind yourself that the change might be just what you needed to get closer to where your heart is calling you.
- Trust. Trust that God has your life under control and you will be surprised how He pulls all the pieces together in the end!
These are the ways I personally learned to handle change in the last two years - a time of big changes in my life.
(All Photographs taken with a film camera)
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