Redefining Change

Change is one of the greatest forces in this world. It is inevitable, yet, it is feared. I used to be terrified of change, but now, I embrace it as a driving force in making my life better and in my own personal growth and development. My outlook didn’t shift overnight though, it took quite a bit of time and action.

I think I should correct myself though. I don’t believe I was necessarily scared of change, but rather, I feel it was a fear of the unknown. Like many other people, I settled into the world I knew, and I got comfortable. I believed I was happy where I was, and I was scared that if things were to change, I would lose the sense of comfort and security I had felt. It turns out the reality couldn’t be further from my expectation, and every change I saw in my life was an improvement.

While I have many examples of how change has benefitted me, one in particular truly stands out. About this time last year, I still thought that I would want to be a dance major in college. I loved ballet, and didn’t really see anything else I would want to do professionally. As I started to really look into dance programs, I didn’t see any programs I fell in love with. The more I began to think about it, the more I realized that a dance major may not be the best decision for the long term, and that I could probably get more of what I wanted from a program outside of school. At this point, I had to decide on a new major. I was a part of the school newspaper, which caused me to start my blog. I absolutely loved creating content and the whole media world, so I decided to be a communications major. After finishing my first semester, I can confidently say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I love everything about my major, especially the community, and I’m even considering adding a major or minor in digital media production to diversify my skills even more, but that’s something that will come with time. Dance was always such a big part of my life, which made such a big change so scary, but it was a change that made my life so much better.

Change is scary, but nothing ever stays the same. I will admit that sometimes changes seemingly turn out for the worse, I have definitely experienced such changes as well. However, every “negative” change has lead to another shift that was more positive than I could have ever imagined. As Fairy Godmother says, even miracles take a little time.

See ya real soon,

Toni

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