Change is inevitably part of life. It happens when we least expect it. It is tough and mentally challenging at times, but it is necessary for us to learn, understand, and better prepare us for the future. Nothing is guaranteed to stay the same forever.
How we react to change is a true test of our strength, resilience, and character. My early 30s have involved shedding insignificant relationships and toxic mindset and behaviors, focusing on improving my mental and physical health, seeking a deeper exploration of the person who I have become, and learning to appreciate my individuality and unique life path.
I cannot say this has been an easy journey. It has required consistent time and energy to fully dedicate myself to internal work. I am not the type to stay stagnant and resist change. I try my best to embrace what life has thrown at me and look forward to better days.
It is natural to want to live in the past and think about how things could have been different. But these now serve as memories and lessons. It is necessary to give ourselves time to grieve and process things. Yet, at some point, we must say goodbye and move on with our lives.
I choose to remain positive and focus on the things that I can control knowing that this may lead me to something new - a life that I never knew existed. It is quite scary not knowing what lies ahead. Both good or bad, change is part of life. The sooner we accept things for what it is, the sooner we can begin to embrace the new chapter of our lives with the right tone, purpose, and intention.