Monday, December 15, 2008


I love change just as much as the next person.
If everything were to be the same all the time, naturally, I'd be bored out of my mind.

What most (including myself) don't take into consideration
is there are such things as bad changes.

The type of changes you go through when you're growing up.
The type of changes all of go through and no one can stop.
The changes when kids realized their dreams are completely different from
that of their best friends and they begin to drift apart.
The changes that cause people to feel distant and completely alone.

We all have them. No one can say that haven't ever felt alone
and left out. Awkward and afraid.
It's natural. It's gotta be...
Way more than just a change in classes or how your bedroom is arranged.
A lot deeper than just how the weather outside is or if you are having a bad day.

At some point in your life, changes are involuntary.
One thing you do have control over though, is realizing your changes.
Admitting that you are indeed changing and make them fit your life.
If you still want to be close to the people you were once close with, sit down with
yourself and figure out how to make it work.
Blaming change for losing friends isn't always going to work.

Maybe it's that you have a new boyfriend who is consuming most of your time.
Or maybe you're taking a ridiculously difficult class that keeps you from laid
back friend time.
It might be family troubles or that you just have no idea where you're headed in life.
Get your priorities straight.
Make a list and make sure you stay true to your goals.

Whatever it may be that you're experiencing, the big picture really may not
be that bad. You have the power to become who you want to become.
Don't deny change but don't let it overpower you.

1 comment:

Dakota Floyd said...

I know I can't speak for everyone, but "growing up" changes in my life have made me a much better person (at least I think so), although they didn't seem that way at the time. Yea, it sucks feeling awkward, but, like you said, it's a part of life that happens to everyone.

Another thing that happens to everyone at some point is that they grow apart from their friends. I actually had to write an essay this semester about something like that happening. Although it may seem sad at the time, in the grand scheme of things, you will be better off. You will generally wind up being more with people that think the same way you do. Just remember that with every person that walks out of your life, there will be another that walks in.

It is 5 in the morning, and this probably didn't make any sense.