Change As Catalyst

Face your life, its pain, its pleasure. Leave no path untaken.
— Neil Gaiman

It's funny when you come to the end of a road. I've had a lot of those over the last few years. It's like I've been drinking from the fire hose of change. I mind it and I don't. 

Change can be unsettling. It can make you question a lot of things. "Why is this happening?" "Is this right?" "Do I need a new pair of shoes?" I can tell you with confidence the answer to that last question is always, assuredly, "yes". 

The other thing you can be confident in? Change means growth. I think that's why it doesn't feel great. Remember growing pains as a kid? Not fun. But you got taller. And so, growing gets you places. You're not the same person you were when you started. And that's exciting. That's really exciting.

I don't want to be the same person - ever. I want to end each day having grown and I want to wake up each morning wondering how much I will grow that day. And I want to look for the things that will grow me. Actively. Am I asking for it? Absolutely. Do I give a crap? Not a single one. Why? Because where you're growing, there your life is.

Thank God for our lives, right? What gifts they are. What gifts we are.