Life tip #23: Embrace change

Gooood Monday to you all! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I had a run-on weekend that was packed full of busywork, but that’s completely okay because I feel as light as a feather now (well, almost) and don’t have as much to worry about on my birthday week. Besides, I need time to make a cake (I’d love some vegan cake suggestions if you have any)!

Maybe it’s because it’s my birthday this Wednesday or perhaps it’s because I know that the times… they are a-changin’, but today I felt that “embrace change” should be the life tip. While I may be very shy at times and dip my foot in the water to check how cold it is before jumping in, I wouldn’t say I’m afraid of new and different situations. If anything, I want more changes in my life and eagerly grab them when they come within my reach.

Last week, someone told me they hate change and it made me a bit sad. Change is inevitable so you might as well embrace it rather than fight with it because, no matter what, it’ll happen and you’ll just end up worn out for nothing. Friends come and go, rain pours and then the sun shines, people move to new places, things don’t go the way you planned them out… and that’s life.

How do you feel about change? Do you love it, hate it, deal with it?

  • Kayla @ Exquisite Banana

    In my experience, change (especially big change) is good. I think it’s made me a more adaptable and flexible person, which I am grateful for. Bye-bye type A to the max!

    Also, birthday, woohoo!

  • Hannah (Culture Connoisseur)

    SO TRUE= “Change is inevitable so you might as well embrace it rather than fight with it because, no matter what, it’ll happen and you’ll just end up worn out for nothing.”

    I’m a pretty laid back person, so I deal ok with change. I guess it depends on what is changing. I handle people coming in and out of my life ok. I handle new surroundings and jobs quite well. I don’t always handle financial changes well, or new schedules very well.

  • Erika Lee Sears

    I think embracing change is so darn important! and great things happen that way.

  • Brandi {not your average ordinary}

    Your birthday is this Wednesday?!? Good to know…
    As for change, it’s hard, but I tend to welcome it with open arms. I think people who say that they hate it forget how many beautiful things have come their way because of it.

  • Marjorie Rose

    No one told me about this one growing up, so I had to learn it on my own. It wasn’t until my mid-twenties that I realized that (good and bad) changes are alright. It’s a matter of growth and living.. so yep, I embrace it all!

    Happy Monday and almost birthday!


    Hi Eva! Thank you so, so much for visiting my blog. I am so happy to have found yours! It is so cute – great design and such a cute name too! This post is more fitting than you could ever imagine…especially the part about embracing change. I love change – it keeps life exciting! – but have been struggling with it a lot too, especially as I begin law school next month and will have a very big change lifestyle-wise. Great post!!! And thanks again!

  • Lindsay

    Is it weird that I love change when it happens to me, but I don’t like it when it happens to other people? I’m easily adaptable when it comes to my own life, but it’s hard for me to accept change when it’s taking place in other people’s lives and, consequently, affecting my relationship with them. Now that I write this, I don’t even know if this makes any sense. Hmm, the idea of change may be something I need to think more about. Thanks for giving me something to ponder Eva! Und Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!

  • Susan

    I have had a lot of change in my life, and in my opinion it is good…mostly. It has helped me to adapt and enjoy life more! Hooray for your birthday this week!! :)

  • mary [ life inspired ]

    couldn’t agree more! it is inevitable so must embrace it, make the most of it, even celebrate it (even though not always easy, for sure). I’m trying to consciously think of it as exciting instead of terrifying (although I admit, for me I think the change coming is a bit of both!)

  • Bernard

    I came to your blog while wandering through Susan’s blog (aka ”Fleurishing”). If I am welcome to give my opinion, I’d say that
    change is the essence of life. Without change, things would not remain the same as the wishful thinking goes but they would simply not exist. Sometimes we want things to remain as they are but time is in effect and changes are occuring all the time whether you can see them or not. So refusing change is like rejecting life and it is a sign of depression or fear. The hard part is to welcome it as it makes you go out of your comfort zone more than once.
    Bon Anniversaire (Happy Birthday by the way although I am bit a early).

  • Misty :)

    This is a GREAT life tip! I remember when I was younger, I used to hate change but as I got older, I realized that no matter what, it was going to happen. So I kinda just dealt with it. Now, I absolutely love change! There are so many things that I want to change and lately, I have been able to do it because I know nothing will change unless I do something about it. For instance, I’ve always talked about how I want to live a healthier, and happier life. And I never did anything to make that happen. I just guessed it would happen on its own. But that is not true. You have to make it happen yourself and you have to be willing to accept change in your life for it to happen.

    I know one thing that will always be the hardest part when embracing change, and that is losing someone. Whether it be through death, them moving away (and you lose touch with one another) or you are just no longer friends. Losing someone you care about is always going to be difficult. There are still times that I think back and it is difficult for me to accept that I no longer talk to that person because we are no longer friends. Any other kind of changes, I am more than willing to accept (usually). Just as long as it does not go against what I believe in. But usually, I just love changes just because it is something new and can be very exciting (and scary at other times) but in the end, it could lead to something great!

  • Lydia (See Beautiful)

    Most wonderful questions to help gain a bit of perspective! Change. Sometimes I invite it, seek it, really. However, it seems that change most often occurs when I’m least expecting it and most unwilling to embrace it because it’s something I don’t have control over. Why all this focus on control? You put it beautifully at the end of your post, “it’s something new…and could lead to something great.” Being open to that is the key. Thanks, Eva! (and happy early birthday)

  • Punctuation Mark

    change will come no matter what… we better embrace it and make the best of it!