Wednesday, June 6, 2012

a change is a chance.

He turned to me and said, "So I guess that means we are moving to New York state." My love had just been offered a job as an assistant professor at a University in central New York and that was that for living in Lawrence, Kansas! And while we'll always be Jayhawks, I welcome the change. I don't have a job yet, and I'm leaving a really great job to move, but I'm looking forward to a new place. Because that is what it comes down to when you are faced with change: your attitude is what makes it easy or hard.

I was just speaking with some friends who are facing seven weeks apart for work this summer. I told them that they need to view it as an opportunity. Yes, it stinks, that's obvious, but I asked them to think about all the things it would give them a chance to do...spend more time with family, catch up with those friends you've been missing, start that hobby or project you've been putting off, read the book you've saved for a rainy day. Silver lining, lemons to lemonade, however you want to put it, a change is a chance to see what you are made of, start new or fresh, simply live differently for a while. You just might end up liking it or learning something, right? Why stagnate? You might be so complacent in the way things are, and think, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it.' But I am willing to bet you may be pleasantly surprised at the result if you go into a change with a positive outlook. I think that must be what Meeganz did in her approach to the photo below. Well, it's a run down house, but how can I really make the photo of it shine, she may have asked herself. And check out the clever result she produced!

Keep it positive!


lisa. said...

It's a beautiful image!
Central NY is really a wonderful place to be (I live here, and teach at a university here).
Country-like, yet not too far from the city.

Lisa said...

You are right, attitude is everything.
I love your attitude and how open you are to this new opportunity and change, which is not easy for many of us.
I have no doubt that this will be an amazing adventure for you and your husband.

Melissa McClung said...

So true. Change can be beautiful if one chooses to accept it as such. Sometimes its easier to welcome it than others, but one can look for that "silver lining", as you say, in any case. For example, I got in a minor car accident recently, and it was hard to find anything good in that... But I thought hard and realized that I had been meaning to clean my car out for months, and I finally did so, completely, when I left it at the shop! Hooray! :)

MG Atwood said...

So true. Change is hard, but it can also be invigerating. Way to put on a happy face and take the world by storm. Here's to happy times in NY state!

maureen at Cottage 960 said...

Actually I envy you this opportunity, at this time in your life. I certainly have days when I dream of pulling up stakes and truly changing up my life. I'm certain it will go well for the both of you because you already have a wonderful attitude about it. xo

Kirstin said...

I just know these changes are going to be amazing for you Cara! xxx

Michel said...

you can never take the Jayhawk out of the girl. what an awesome new adventure it will be. so excited for you!

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