I am not sure when it started, but I have not been a fan of change for a long time. I have made what many might view as many changes in my life in search for a better career, new school, new house, or even changing cars. To be honest every single one of these decisions is extremely difficult. I always do it with a lot of trepidation.
My stages go like this:
- I grumble and gripe.
- I find out about the necessity for change.
- I find out there might not be any other option.
- I complain about the change incessantly.
- I try to escape the circumstances.
- I end up accepting the change
- I end up doing okay.
See change leads into transition, so maybe transition is what I fear. I wonder at times if I have the ability to transition into a new career or learn the culture of a new school as a teacher. The transition is sometimes more difficult than the change. Experts say that you know if a job is a good fit in three weeks. I would have to agree, the trouble is escaping that bad job, sometimes takes 3 months or even years.
What do you do with yourself during that time?