On Change

6/24/2015

This week marks our year anniversary of moving to San Francisco, so despite a busy month of traveling - a work trip to Santa Barbara, a weekend trip to Detroit to celebrate my grandfather's 90th birthday, a weekend trip to Big Sur, and another weekend trip home to Newport Beach for Father's Day and my dad's birthday - I've been doing a lot of reflecting on change and how I deal with it. While I feel like I typically embrace a challenge and get restless if I feel like any aspect of my life is getting too stagnant, I've been trying to pause more to take in what's been happening over the past year. Moving to San Francisco. Starting a new job. One of my brothers moving to London. My grandmother passing away. Two of my best girlfriends getting engaged. 

Just last weekend while home, I said goodbye to the house I grew up in, and I surprised myself by completely falling apart on our way to the airport Sunday night. As excited as I am for my parents' new adventure, I was hit really hard by all of the change over the past year. We're in town this weekend (finally) so I'm looking forward to slowing down for a few days. 

How do you deal with change? I'd love to know.

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2 comments:

Leslie said...

I think it definitely takes time to adjust to change, and I think it's important to give yourself the space that you need. It sounds like a lot has happened in the past year, some happy and some sad. I think losing one's childhood home is definitely tough too, as it always feels like an anchor.

Jillian said...

a year already?! i think in general i am pretty good with change but lately i have been really homesick for chicago . i cant stop thinking about my friends and family there and how i wish they could spend more time with Violet. i keep reminding myself to try to focus on the positives but it is a challenge thats for sure. xo jillian - cornflake dreams