I’m not big on making changes in my life. I prefer to keep the status quo rather than shake things up a bit. Perhaps that’s why, when I bought a car, I owned it for 14 years before getting a new one. When I bought my condo, I lived in it for approx. 17 years before moving (although I still own it).
However, I recognize that change is good. While it may take some of us longer to make a change – even if it’s painful – it opens the door to new opportunities . . . new relationships . . . new adventures.
So I made a big change. First, in 2002, I moved to the island of Kaua`i and had the good fortune to live in a magical paradise. After a decade of living there (and two years of pondering a move), as many of you know, I decided to return to Boulder, CO.
While Boulder was home for more than a quarter of a century, some of you may say “moving back is not a change,” but believe me, making the decision to move was not an easy one.
Even though I know and love Boulder, after 10 years things have – you know – CHANGED! Some of the people I knew have left (or sadly, passed on) . . . places I used to frequent have closed . . . historical buildings have been replaced by offices, lofts & parking lots.
Upon opening the Business Plus section of the local paper, I thought it was serendipitous that one of the first columns I read there was entitled “Change is good for Boulder.” If it’s good for Boulder, it’s good for me.
“When one door closes, another one opens,” or so “they” say. I’m looking forward to the open doors ahead of me. Am I nervous? Yes. However, I know I have the support of many friends, colleagues and clients – not to mention, my horoscope yesterday read “You will thrive with change. . . “
What about you? Have you made any big changes in your life recently? Please share your experience in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you.