Change is a Thug

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First, let me just say HOLLA! I guess we could all agree that’s it’s been far too long since we’ve all been Enjoying the Ride together. So let’s get down to business.

Recently, while having a conversation with one of my sisters, the subject of all things crazy going on in the world became the topic. Lord knows we all try to avoid this like the plague.

However, this conversation was different. We weren’t complaining about what wasn’t being done, because that has never gotten anyone anywhere … EVAH!

We were discussing the massive shift in our personal, professional, mental and even spiritual lives. Guess what? It’s not a coincidence.

As we enter this new decade, the universe has sent a message. No, not from Amazon. There’s no need to add anything to a cart when the universe is in charge, it has a way of landing on our doorsteps just when we need it most. Without entering a single credit card number.

Take a minute to go back to your life as you knew it in 2012. What was going on? What big, good, bad or indifferent reality came crashing down on you? For me, it was this Blog, which was born through an influx of changes in my personal life. The “C” Word

So, what the hell does all of this mean you ask? Calm down I’m about to fill you in on a secret. The universe is very generous when it comes to redemption, and it is giving us all an opportunity to grow leaps and bounds from whatever knocked us off our feet in 2012. Don’t you just love some good ole fashioned second chances?

My lesson since 2012 has been getting a handle on my reaction to the changes in my life. Whether they are everyday occurrences or things I am powerless against. The best tool I have for dealing with this is my humor. It’s my superpower. But sadly, change is my kryptonite. 

One thing I know for certain, and I’m sure you’ll all agree with my assessment. CHANGE is a Thug! My definition of a thug, in this case, is something that shakes up your world without asking permission because it was necessary. Bandannas and tattoos are optional. 

Of course, as in everything in this life, we make choices. I could have taken the Transition road to personal enlightenment, but clearly, I did not get the memo. Maybe I did and it got shoved in a drawer during a cleaning frenzy… who knows?

Honestly, though, transition sounds nice. I imagine it gliding into lives around the globe like a swan on a lake. No one is alarmed. No one is hit over the head with bricks. No one is screaming in horror. Transition is an unassuming rock star.

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter the label we use to describe these experiences, the outcome is the same …. growth.

I’m heading into 2020 with my new luggage filled with lessons, humor, goals, hopes, and dreams. No worries, I saved some space for you so we can Enjoy the Ride together.

Happy 2020 Folks!



12 responses

  1. So good to see you back! Clearly you haven’t lost your sense of humor or your writing skills! Change! Ack! I both love it and hate it.

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    1. Good to be back Kate! Happy new year to you and yours. I’ll be catching up on my reading as well ❤

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  2. I actually just stopped by looking for new blog posts right before Christmas because I missed your fun look at life, Lisa! Welcome back!

    I agree about the Universe. It is amazing how we are challenged in order to grow. As much as we humans would like to get our proverbial “ducks in a row” to control our lives, that will NEVER happen, at least not for long. As soon as we get comfortable, POW!!!

    Happy New Year and Decade, my friend!

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    1. Thank you Susie! I’ve thought of you often during my hiatis. I have no doubt that you have kept busy reading, writing and making the best of life. Happy New Year to you as well! Look for me in your comments.

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  3. Welcome back! I hope you plan to stay for a while. Change is something I don’t do well, but it seems to happen with or without my permission.

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    1. Hi Janis! Thanks for taking the time to support my re-entry into the Blogosphere. Hope you are well, and still out there finding the beauty in this world.


  4. Transitioning is a good thing. As Martha Stewart would say.

    I’m glad to see you post again.


  5. how wonderful to hear from you! Change is a constant in this life, isn’t it? Hope you are well. Looking forward to hearing more from you, you have been missed. ❤ Cathi, DAF

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    1. Thank you, Cathy! All is well over here and I hope the same is for you. I will be catching up on my reading.


      1. I haven’t written much the past few weeks. Hubby is going through some medical stuff and we have lots of appointments. Need to take some time to write


  6. Many times, I have heard the phrase, “they don’t do well with change”. It never occurred to me that I might be one of those “they”. It seems I have had to re-invent myself many times over the years and to me that was change enough. But, more and more lately I think that the statement applies to me. That “C” word terrifies me almost as much as the big “C” word. Maybe I can follow your example.


    1. You’re not alone girl, you’re not alone.

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