Sunday, March 21, 2010

Change is in the Air...

There is a different feel in the air lately. The feeling of Mother Nature teasing us with some warmer weather. Also, a deep feeling of change that is happening in so many people's lives. Never have I seen so many people making such radical changes in their lives. Many are embarking on an exciting journey in their lives right now, including myself.

Everyone can relate that even when change is positive, it's also incredibly stressful. Uncertainty is scary. So many people are stepping out of their comfort zones, and taking risks that they once thought were an impossible dream. Could it be many of us are reaching 40...., and finally realizing time really does fly.

It's unnerving to see many of my friends leave their bad relationships or marriages in order to start a better life, pursue educational goals that have been put on the back burner, or start a whole new career. It seems like we may be climbing a rather large mountain right now. But, in a year or so when we observe the view, how strong we shall feel. The journey is always the best part.

Please share any major changes going on in your life right now, however, good or bad, great or small. It's very exciting to hear about!


  1. Great blog Jill,

    I'm one of those who is going through a change of sorts.

    A second career in writing.

    Leaving the job? No. But, I've decided to prep myself gracefully for the next phase of my life.

    Am I scared of being rejected? Yes.
    Am I afraid of people totally hating my work? Yes.
    I am afraid of telling people even the smallest thing about myself praying that I don't get raked over the coals for something or someone i either offended or said.
    Definitely yes.
    But as they say, 'It's the Climb, but the view up there is great.'
    Good luck everyone.

  2. I have been going through changes as well! I am finally pursuing my dreams of getting into fitness instruction and certification. You said it best, although it is exciting and rewarding, stress does go along with it. You need a supportive network of friends and family and realize that the hurdles you face are all part of the wonderful experience of taking those risks. You cannot improve yourself without taking risks, but must also understand if things do not go as planned, you must learn from what may not have gone as you had hoped. Is it because we are nearing our 40's? Perhaps. Is it because our children are growing and becoming more self-sufficient....who knows. Is it the ever changing world that we feel we have to keep up with, I hope not.......To all of those who have endeavors in the work...positive, or otherwise, my thoughts are with you!

  3. I love you two, and you both inspire me and amaze me. I always had a love for writing, and I have been working on a book for the past several months. That is the big change in my life. I am taking a big risk. I don't know how this is going to play out, but I will be able to say I gave it a try!

  4. Beautiful blog Jill. I could not agree more with the fact that so many people are going through major life changes right now. We have never been such risk takers as we are right now. It is a climb. But as my 8 year old son says, you can't move forward if you live in the past.

  5. Hey, Jill! Thanks for commenting on the Chicken Soup post on my blog- glad it was helpful! I like your blog- and best wishes with your new book- you can do it, girl! Blessings-- Beth