What a whacked out week…and it’s only Wednesday. At least it’s on the downhill side. And I know it will change, hopefully for the better.
There are a lot of changes going on right now. Change is a scary thing. It can be good or it can be bad. The dictionary says:
change: to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone.
The most common thing with change is fear. There is fear of the unknown, fear of the future and fear of failure. Change brings out feelings of inadequacy and inferiority. Change brings resistance. If the change is perceived as good then it will be well received and resistance will be low. If not, resistance can be strong.
Some fear of change comes because there are no explanations. One day everything is fine and the next the whole world has come apart. If you are included in the group to create the change, all is well. If not you are left to feel worthless and useless. And most times the number of those not included is far greater than those included.
For some reason, the individuals included in and creating the change are blind to the fears and insecurities of those not included. As long as they are happy and sure things are progressing, all is well. The others are looked upon as weak, or even ignorant. That’s when the walls are built.
If you disagree or question the change you are not a team player. Then you are ignored. You are no longer included. You become a piece of furniture, occupying space until you are needed. Or you are overly scrutinized, watched in hopes of a mistake. What is your choice? Accept it, or, as they say where I work, “Get off the bus”.
Communication could solve a lot of the insecurities and fear. Explaining the problem and the need for change could encourage people to voice their fears and their reason for the resistance. With understanding fear is lifted. It could get everyone on the same bus.
I saw a quote once that said, “If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change. If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change.” All we have to do is wait.
The pictures are the highway home which looks like it goes forever and nowhere at the same time, the sunrise this morning on the way to work, through my dirty car window, and a pretty yellow flowered bush in someone’s yard.
I’m in a bit of a knitting slump. I need to finish a scarf and I don’t want to. So I started a crochet project just for variety. I’m not sure it’s turning out how it’s supposed to but I’ll keep on and see.
For knit a year, yesterday had a lot of surprises, some not so good. The yarn is one of those that is made up of many yarns and signifies the different things going on. Some smooth, some bumpy but it works when they are mixed together. Today is a black yarn with specks of color. Black for uncertainty and the colors for hope that tomorrow brings about good change.
Seasons change and so did I. You need not wonder why, you need not wonder why. I'll find myself some wings. There's no time left for you.