Friday, February 26, 2010

Embracing Change

I don't embrace change well, in case you didn't know that about me.

Being content with the way things are, however unorganized or out of place, I tend to just go with the flow and try not to stir the pot too much.

However, I have a baby coming, and this time, CHANGE is inevitable.

The first changes we are experiencing in our house are the changing of rooms, making room for baby. After living this way with just two people for SO long, you really come to realize how much stuff you accumulate and how much you hold onto, however unnecessary. The things that are taking up space in my home and in my life, are sometimes hard to say goodbye to, but I know in my heart they must be done. In order to bring more in, a purging, so to speak, must take place. It's not that I'm attached to the "stuff", I mean I'm not a hoarder or anything, but like I said I just don't like to change things all that much.

However, I'm starting to realize more and more that I like this change. My husband is someone who embraces change pretty well. I remember many times throughout our apartment living he would get a wild hair on his head and just change up the layout of the living room or bedroom. After I saw the change, I liked it, but I was always reluctant at first. (Sorry honey)

These days, we are changing our old bedroom to the new bedroom and emptying out the baby's room, for what's to come. We are starting to think about and ponder our lifestyle changes and wondering how to make all the necessary adjustments for this new person in our lives.

I figure the more I start to embrace the little changes, the easier it will be for me to embrace the bigger ones. Because I can imagine as this girl grows up, there are only going to be bigger changes taking place in her life AND ours, internal and external struggles with which to cope and less time to worry about them than I ever deemed imaginable.

It's all going to be fine though.

I never wanted this change more than any I've ever had before.


Adventures In Babywearing said...

Pretty soon your nesting instinct is going to kick in FULL force. It's awesome. And really great you already have this positive outlook on the changes up ahead!


AJ said...

Having a baby is, no doubt, a huge change. But I think you just need to change your perspective. I think that laid-back, go-with-the-flow nature of yours means you're much better at change than you give yourself credit for. Just recognize that reluctance (fear) for what it really is.....anticipation....excitement!

Bobbi Janay @When did I go from a kid to a grown up? said...

It is a change that never stops changing. Ian is one and we still have changes all the time for him and now we have changes for The Bug. It is all worth it in the end.

Erin said...

Change is so overwhelming, but the change for a baby is the best kind of overwhelming. I'm so happy for this time in your life.