By: Libby Young
Well Maitrians, it’s springtime once again! I know this because the grass is turning
green, the dogwoods are blooming, and I’m being accosted by spring advertisements
everywhere. Spring is the symbol for rebirth, for things growing anew. But with
rebirth and growth comes change. And that’s what I want to talk about in this post.
Oh sweet change, how wonderful and horrific you can be. I’m very lucky that I have
the personality type that not only does well with change, but actually craves it. But
even with this trait, change can still be really difficult. We as people love the idea of
turning over a new leaf, starting a new path, but with the excitement of change it’s
easy to lose focus of what we might have to sacrifice.
My parents have lived here for the past 29 years. But change finds us all. They are
currently in the process of packing up and selling my childhood home and moving to
the Big Easy. My sister from the conception of this idea was dead set against it. I, on
the other hand, was genuinely excited. I still am. But I would be lying if I said I didn’t
run into conflicting and emotional feelings of loss as the date draws closer. Change is
healthy and it’s good, but that never means it’s easy.
So here’s my advice to you this springtime. Make changes. Start something new in
your life. But do so with both eagerness and mindfulness. Remembering what came
before and letting that acceptance of the change be both gracious and loving. No
matter what you are working towards, no matter what you are giving up, honor the
path behind you as you embrace the new one set before you.