Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Embracing Change...


September. It's always been a special month for me ever since I was a little kid. This particular month always represented a new year to me--even more than January. September brings a new school year. The Jewish New Year. My birthday. So many reasons to start anew.

And now here we are again. Another September and change is upon me. Major change. It took a lot of kicking up my heels before I finally was able to settle down, turn down the noise in my head, and listen to my heart. And as I listened, I realized that change was nothing to fear. It is challenging to say the least, and a bit scary, but once I was able to make my decision, I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my chest. I'm not afraid. I'm excited for what may await me, and I know it won't be easy, but change rarely is. That's how we learn and grow.

This year I embrace September. With all the opportunities it brings for new beginnings. It's a new chapter for me, and I look forward to seeing how the story will unfold.

Happy Fall everyone! Happy Harvest! Happy Rosh Hashanah in the year of 5771! Happy new School Year! And Happy Birthday to all September-born (including me!)
Embrace the change...

6 comments:

James said...

Brave lass! Embracing change indeed. Not for the weak of heart. I applaud you on your decision (whatever it may be). Forward motion is always it's own reward! Good luck Deb! Though I doubt you need it! :-)

YogaSavy said...

My dear Debbie
Change is not easy to accept but once done it opens doors that you thought were closed.
After having gone through those same feelings myself I know that the change that took place was a good one.I wish you the best and a piece of advice just try to go with the flow of emotions be it anger, happiness, solitude.... Try not to suppress it.

MikeB said...

Facing the unknown is typically difficult. I don't know what changes you are making, but I wish you well. I won't jinx it by asking what you are up to, but when you accomplish your new goals, perhaps you will let your followers know of what I hope will be your great success.

Debbie Lamedman said...

Thank you to everyone for their good wishes. Yoga Savy, I know you've been through a major transition lately and I thank you for your kind words and heartfelt advice-I will do my best to follow it! Thanks again to all for the support!

Erin Cole said...

Hi Debbie,
Change is the ultimate fear and you are brave to embrace it. Step forward with a strong heart—sounds like you're already doing—and celebrate in what you'll reap. Now…if I can just follow the same advice :)

Erin

Longtime DL fan said...

If you have followed some of her other posts, you know what she is talking about. Good luck with the changes you are about to make. You'll be fine. Trust us when we tell you that.