Change Happens

changeFor the past few years change has been a big part of my life.  This week some more change has come my way.  I was just in a Town Hall meeting at work this morning because of another change at my company.  I have been with my company for 24 years.  I left for a brief time and came back, so in the books they have me as an employee for 20 years on July 5 of this year.  In all of my time at my job I have worked with many other people who have been with the company for as long as I have.  The President of our business has announced his retirement.  He is 66 years old so it isn’t a surprise that he is retiring, it is well-deserved for him.  I still have about 20 years left to work.  I don’t know that I will remain at this company for 20 more years. I say this because there are no guarantees. In the past 8 months, about 6 men in upper management have also “retired”. That’s a lot of change for a business in a short period of time.  That makes me feel a little uneasy.

Something has been brought to my attention this past week and it really has me thinking outside of the box.  Am I ready for change? Is it time for me to make a change?  In the meeting today, our new President said that change happens and it makes people uncomfortable but it is about how you embrace the change.  Last week at the Social Media Mom’s Celebration Debi Sibler said we stay in our comfort zones because we are afraid.  These statements are heavy for me right now.  I have a lot on my mind.  I don’t do well with change, I never have.  I have a family to care for now which makes change and decisions even bigger to manage because I have to consider everyone else as well.

You know the old saying, “when one door closes another one opens.”  What about if a door opens before one shuts?  I had a dream about a major event happening in my life 2 months ago and something that was part of that dream happened to me this week.  Is it all about perspective?


4 thoughts on “Change Happens

  1. Nicely written and relayed. Stay positive no matter what!

  2. As I read your post I felt that I could have written it about my life! I have been an employee at my company for slightly less than 16 years and there have been many changes in the last six months. I too have a hard time with change and so it’s comforting to know that others are trying to figure things out while at the same time caring for their family. Good luck with everything!

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