Change can be fun. Change can be different. Change can shake up your world like nobody's business. Some people embrace chance, some people begrudgingly accept change as a necessary part of life, and some people shy away from change as if it was the plague. Me, I used to avoid change as if my life depended on it.
I wouldn't talk to you for a week.
Move the due date for an assignment?
I'd usually turn it in on the previously agreed upon time.
Flight delay and/or traffic that causes me to be late?
I would be a crab for the rest of the day.
Then my whole world got turned upside down in the blink of an eye. I still have my moments, but I have grown to accept change as a necessary part of my every day. Don't get me wrong, there are still days when a canceled date or late appointment or traffic jam will make me crazy, but those days are fewer and farther apart. I've come to realize that life is too short to sweat the small stuff, because sometimes, with a moment's notice, everything is different.
You're a single parent.
You're a widow.
You're no longer living in your own space with your own things.
You're wondering what happens next.
Sometimes, change is for the better. Sometimes, it's not.