Season of Change
As the leaves begin to turn colors and the nights get a little bit cooler and I look into the nights sky dreaming of my next adventure in life, I stop to think about how we transition into seasons; for some it might be the decor in your house, the new wardrobe in your closet, the food that we cook, the flowers that we plant, and for some it’s the transition into the next phase of your life.
I go into this fall season ready for a new change. For many of you that know me know that I like change, from the way I do my hair, to the crazy redecorating my house all the time, to my mind changing every 30seconds etc. I believe that Change is an interesting word. For some people it represents fear and terror, while for other people it represents adventure and excitement. In my experience as a hairdresser/therapist I have found that more people tend to fear change, rather than embrace it. As I have had the chance to talk with clients about their fears over the years, I have found that the reasons they fear change vary. Some of the reasons that have been shared are:
- Some fear the unknown that change represents, especially when they have a lack of information. Often times if there is no information human nature is to let the monsters in your head start to fill in the gaps with worst case scenarios, which leads to a major increase in a person’s anxiety level.
- Some fear that change will represent a loss of some kind. A loss of a friend, or coworker, or position, or title, or even the fear of losing their own job.
- Some fear that change will force them to leave their comfort zone. We get so used to the routine of the day to day and the sense of security that gives us in our life, that the thought of a change will interrupt that sense of security, and leave us feeling lost and unsure.
- Some fear that change might bring successes that they are not prepared to handle. New found success can bring more responsibility, more stress, and an increase in the expectations others place upon them.
A year ago I did something I feared which was leaving a company I called home for well over 9 years, they had taught me so much about goals, fashion, dedication etc……they had pointed me in a direction that I will be ever so grateful for. Then change of season happened and I made my next adventure working for a man that in the past year has taught me more about life and how to just enjoy it and love it for that I will be eternally grateful. In a years time I was overwhelmed with the amount of love and support I received and no longer did I have fear. In life you will realize their is a role for everyone you meet some will test you, some will use you, some will love you and some will teach you. But the ones that are truly important are the ones that bring out the best in you they are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it’s worth it.
Though I may change often and at times not exactly know where my next adventure may start I take life with such a grain of salt and enjoy the ride! Come join me on the next season of my life, Starting November 1st I will be opening my own place @Mattison ave salon suites and spa in Richardson tx. If needing appt please email me @firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text. Detailed address info will be either emailed to you or texted to you so Stay tuned and please follow me @www.shears2udfw.com for grand opening details, contests, photoshoots, website and socialmedia changes etc.
Change is such a necessary part of life. We need it to grow. Change forces us to go beyond our comfort zone into unknown territory that we would likely have avoided if left to our own choice. Don’t fear change, welcome it! Change is going to happen, so why not greet it head on with a huge smile on your face and an excitement for what it will teach you. Be happy to see change and be grateful that it will make you grow and evolve into a better, stronger, and wiser person. And, never forget that change is what turns a simple caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly!
God Bless yall and thank you for being a part of my life!