Ironically, what catches me most off-guard about change is its inevitability.
Life is what life is. Change happens. In fact, it happens all the time.
I think we notice change when it arrives in its most dramatic form - a person who was here suddenly isn't. A job that was one thing now is another thing. We lived here, now we live there. And on it goes.
Yet we change in minuscule ways every day and the only evidence that we can point to as proof comes through hindsight: Am I the same person that I was at this time last year? What in my life is different? In what ways am I different?
The challenge for all of us, I suppose, is to be mindful that change is coming our way. After all, that's the only way we truly can cope with all that it brings.
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