The Execution of Change

Change is good. That’s my current mantra.

I am learning that change happens in large doses in my life. In the span of a week, I lost my job and my dad resigned from his.

Six years ago, when I was offered said job, more change happened at the same time: my parents reconciled and my sister announced her pregnancy.

And I know there is more change to come. My son will be starting kindergarten next month, and soon my childhood home will be home to someone else.

It’s all a little overwhelming, to say the least.

But I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, whether that reason is immediately evident or not. I know in my heart that this change is for the better even though, at times, I feel like I’ve been knocked over by a wave, my life etched in sand erased by the tide.

I’ve been trying to figure out what comes next, only to realize that what comes next isn’t exactly up to me. I want to follow my heart but my practical mind keeps interrupting me. I want to pursue my dream of writing a novel but I want to feed my family and keep a roof over our heads, too. I want to travel and capture places with words.

I want to write.

And I want to take this leap — because change is good — I’m just not sure how.

How do you execute change in your life?

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton: A Novel by Elizabeth L. Silver

This post was inspired by The Execution of Noa P. Singleton: A Novel* by Elizabeth L. Silver, a From Left to Write Book Club selection. Join us on July 30, 2013 as we discuss the book. As a member, I received my copy for free. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Shannon, great post. I can only say, that when change happens (at least in my personal experience), it happens in the blink of an eye. Knowing how great of a writer you are, I can honestly say I believe this change is for the best, and hope you can both enjoy a writing career and work on that novel! You are talented, smart and ambitious 🙂 I am reading “The Happiness Project” all about a lawyer turned writer. Want me to mail it to you when I finish reading it?
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    • I listened to “The Happiness Project” earlier this year. Very inspirational! Maybe I should listen to it again…

  2. I find that I rarely execute change. Instead, I allow change to happen and just try to roll with the punches. It seems easier that way…to recognize opportunities as they come and seize them, in one way or another.
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