Our world can suddenly change in a flash or change may slowly loom closer and closer. We find ourselves facing, dodging, fearing the uncertainty and struggle to accept the truth.
The truth that our life is changing.
Change is happening all the time, but some changes are dramatic whether expected or not. Metamorphosing many times during our lives from childhood to adulthood, becoming independent, marriage, parenthood, divorce, retirement even when our children leave home. Every life stage sends us into a state of flux as the familiar becomes history and the new is a strange territory.
Change challenges our sense of self, our identity and leaves us feeling insecure, out of our depth, unnerved or damn right scared at times. Even positive changes can leave us jaded and more than a little out of our comfort zone. Grieving for what once was and overwhelmed by the new.
An internal battle can take place as we mentally and emotionally resist the change, which undoubtedly adds to the pain and stress we are experiencing.
Your life may have/or be changing beyond all recognition, and it may have changed you, but that doesn't mean you have to lose your sense of self in the process.
The process starts by acknowledging how you feel right now and allowing yourself to experience those feelings because they will guide you to what you need to work through this.