Change in the New Year
The inevitable changes of the new year often hit us hard. Crazy as it is, change is all around us.
A wedding. A new baby. School. A heart attack. A honeymoon. Retirement. A new home. Death. A promotion. Divorce. An inheritance. Cancer. School. Remarriage. Each of these situations—and a zillion more—bring change into a person’s life.
Some are good; some are bad; some are just plain ugly. Some of these changes we choose; others we do not. But change happens, so it’s wise to learn how to respond to those changes well and move forward.
Change can make us feel disoriented, confused, even annoyed. If we know it has a specific purpose, we can usually hang in there and work through the change. But if we can’t see the reason for the change, we can feel distressed, frustrated, even fearful.
Though change is a natural process of life and growth, few of us really know how to go through it well. There are times it can be downright overwhelming! But we can’t hide in it. The challenge in all this is to grow through it and allow the change to do its work in you.
Susan G Mathis is author of The ReMarriage Adventure: Preparing for a Lifetime of Love & Happiness and Countdown for Couples: Preparing for the Adventure of Marriage with her husband, Dale. Visit www.SusanGMathis.com for more.