Normalcy. It's comforting. It's familiar. It's necessary for my well-being.
Unexpected Change: It's usually the exact opposite of Normalcy.
Self-Induced Change: It stems from a desire to create a new Normalcy once it's discovered that the old Normalcy is either toxic or not conducive to achieving a new goal.
I recently made a self-induced change in my life. I am in a period of adjustment. The hard part is resolving the lingering emotions tied to my decision. Sometimes, it's hard to let go of what is familiar, even though leaving it behind is necessary for your mental health. Thankfully, I'm not alone in this new journey as my family made this decision with me.
I truly look forward to all the new opportunities this change will bring for me and my family. The best part is: I know I have a great and powerful God on my side. He continues to bless me even though I don't deserve it.
Change is necessary to achieve a certain level of self-care. I know that if I don't take care of myself, I won't be able to take care of my loved ones the way I want to. Making a change involves taking a risk, but I believe that more often than not, the rewards are plentiful. Now, as I eagerly await suggestions from my editor about my manuscript, I can sum up this new journey with a single Italian word: "Impavido!"