Change

I’ve been thinking a lot about this word this past week. People say “change is a good thing” and “change brings growth” or people in yearbooks write “never change” (what dumb advice, who wants to be their middle school/high school self forever?) Also when I hear the word change I sing in my head the “if you change your mind” line of “Take A Chance on Me” but I sing Andy’s version when he is singing to Angela on The Office.

When I think of change, I mostly think of it pertaining to big things, like moving, changing jobs, having a baby, or losing someone close to you but sometimes we itch to have change in our lives and none of those things are happening. So we seek to change other things like rearranging furniture, changing what you have for breakfast or lunch everyday or taking a new route to work or the grocery store or the library. But what happens when you try those things but you still itch for change? That’s kind of where I have been sitting at.

This morning as I thought about change, I thought that maybe what I need to change is myself. I need to change my attitudes and my not so great habits. I need to be more of a doer and less of an observer. There are so many opportunities for growth all around me but I think I cling to certain circumstances that keep me in my comfort zone and prohibit me from changing. So, I’m going to try to change by getting out of my comfort zone and seizing the opportunities around me any way I can. I want to be a better mother, a better wife, a better neighbor, a better friend, and more in tune to the world and people around me. Any suggestions on things that have helped you break out of your comfort zone will be most welcome!

Oh and some pictures from this week because I love this boy!

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I love that he holds his blanket while he sleeps.

I love that he holds his blanket while he sleeps.

-Mandy

One comment

  1. Sarah Jayne says:

    You should learn a new skill! Check out the crafting classes being taught at Michael’s or somewhere like that, or start a B.O.M. Challenge, or a fitness challenge/goal, or learn a new instrument or start a new hobby. There are so many things in life I want to do but don’t have time to do it all. I’m sure you have some too, so I say pick one and go with it! Or even just go out of your way to do something random and nice for someone (especially if you don’t know them very well) like maybe pick someone in your ward and randomly take them some cookies. Idk. Just trying to think of ideas. I hate that feeling of wanting to change something but not knowing what. I usually end up changing my hair and that seems to do it. Lol. I should try something more productive next time, like mamy of the things I listed (but haven’t actually done myself hahaha).

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