We all change. It is inevitable. But there is willing purposeful change and then there is the kind of change that we are forced into. Some of the changes we are forced to accept come from outside of our control, we all get older, people come and go, our job goes away. But then there are the changes that we choose. Should I move to a new place? Should I take that new job? Should I start my own company? Should I learn to skydive? Should I take that risk and try what I have always wanted to do? Should I start believing in myself just enough to nudge myself in the direction of my dreams?
I believe that those purposeful changes are the ones that make all the difference in our lives. It's has been said that everyone hates change and I suppose that there is some truth in that. We all like to feel comfortable and safe. Familiarity offers us the this false sense of comfort and safety. But every yin has is yang and the yang of not changing is boredom.
I believe to stave of the boredom we need to make consistant purposeful intentional efforts to change ourselves. I am not saying that I am always good at doing this only that I believe in it. At any rate I have made what seems like a big change to me for the year 2011. I have started a new blog. This idea seems a little crazy to me since I haven't been very good at keeping up with one blog but it feels right and so I have done it. I am still planning to keep up this blog as my main site but I will no longer be posting any crafting or DIY project to this blog. They will be posted at my new blog Upcycled Design Lab. It is a little scary and daunting to think about keeping up two blogs but it is also exciting.
Ok so I didn't decide to move to another country or anything but not all of our changes have to be big ones. Go ahead and try it yourself make that little change today you never now where it might lead you.
Here's to change and a new you and me in 2011!
PS - I stole my blog title from this song Maybe