This week has brought some change to our family.
I’ll be writing about this change in the coming weeks.
Is change good or bad?
It is stressful or exhilarating?
How do you cope with change?
I know that I don’t always cope well with change. Most people don’t.
The failure to cope well with change is why our systems remain broken and our schools struggle to improve, our students are stressed, and the mental health of all suffers.
Change is hard. There is no doubt about it!
It drives some to dig in, be stubborn, and refuse to change.
Change causes others to collapse, totally give themselves over to the current tide, and go with the flow, not caring if they are pulled under or float to the top. I’ve often wondered if these people deal with change best. They have less invested and yet seem to survive by riding the wave. It’s like they tell you not to fight the riptide in Hawaii, just swim parallel to the shore, not against the rip current, and you’ll survive!
I’ve fought against change and advocated for it. Both. I don’t like particularly like it. But, I can tell you that it is needed. Nothing stays the same. Change can be good or bad, but for the most part, it’s what you make of it.
And, one of the best parts about change? You can start to anticipate what’s next!