Life is full of changes it’s the one constant that we can always count on; why so many resistant change I will never know. As you know I’ve “been on the bench” since I’ve had my issues with my knee/leg. That was/is an adjustment that has caused me to miss a race and quite possibly the next one coming up on January 29th the second one in the series I registered for this winter. The next big change came when I got an email from my academic advisor with an updated schedule of courses that pushed my graduation back from 2018 to 2019; in part due to the research courses related to the dissertation. I called it a punt on the football field of life…not happy about this unexpected change but I’ll adjust and move forward just as I am with my leg. But just as with my knee and leg there are some things I can do. I can double up on a class or two during a semester when I won’t be too overwhelmed. As for my leg/knee I can continue to do stretches and other exercises to help the healing process.
I work with a population for the most part many of them the first thing they say is “I don’t like change”. Well for as long as we live, as sure as the seasons change, we are going to have change in our lives. So we may as well accept it, stop resisting it, and learn to cope with it when it happens. What gets us into trouble and frustrated is how we respond to change. But what I know for sure is mindfulness and gratitude can help anyone through any change no matter how easy or difficult.