Sunday Thoughts on Change

By Estelle Hayes

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

~Anais Nin

Change is good. I hear that all the time. Change is good, change is good, change is good. Say it with me. Except when it’s not. Except when it’s uncomfortable and everything feels shifty and weird, right? I find the change of seasons to be a double-edged sword. There is that opportunity to start fresh, set new goals and make plans. But along with that excitement and anticipation comes letting go of the past, even if it’s just the past three months. Accepting the goals not yet achieved, knowing the celebrations and much-anticipated vacations are now simply behind you (me). It’s just a mixed bag for me at the start of every single new season.

I like Anais Nin’s beautiful quote on choosing to embrace the risk that comes with change. I’m taking that with me into summer.

Photo credit: Estelle Hayes 

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  • Tiffanyh4

    i love this quote. i had it hanging on my wall for years………a gift from my brother at my blessingway.

    i cant wait to see you this season!!!

  • Torrie @ a place to share…

    i can relate. although i’ve embraced summer’s beauty, bounty, relaxed vibe, & warmth… there’s a bit of heaviness lingering on my brain… unfinished (or un-started) projects, goals… relationships in need of attention. so much more to say, but i’ll leave it at a simple thank you for sharing.

  • Megan browne

    I’ve learned to love change because I always come out stronger, happier and enriched on the other side. Love, love, love the quote of course!

  • mosey (kim)

    Change often feels like limbo to me, which is an uncomfortable place to be.  Change is good — in hindsight.  It never feels like it at the time.  Be gentle with yourself as it’s happening, my friend.

    • pinkmoondaily

      Limbo. That’s such an interesting way to describe it. I feel that too. Sort of like I’m stuck just accepting the weird feeling of not quite like it used to me and now quite like it’s going to me. Thanks for the reminder to be gentle on myself. I needed that.