How Do You Handle Change
What is the cliche “the only thing that’s constant is change?” Change is always interesting. Some people fight change and others embrace it. I’m one that embraces it more than not. For me at this point of my life, it’s like, “Okay God, where are we going? I’m ready!” I’ve been through my share of changes this year. Some were business related and others personal.
One of the big personal changes was getting a replacement joint put into my right foot, because the cartilage decided to leave without asking. It was preventing me from walking on the beach, which is one of my most favorite things, especially when we’re in Florida. But now, the foot is doing wonderfully well. It’s just marvelous not being in pain. However, I did have to get rid of the many high heel shoes 4” and higher. I know … for many women my age heels that high would be out of the question anyway. All I can say is you have to know us Johnson women. For those who know me and my love for shoes that was emotionally painful. I am so proud of myself though. lol
Another was reaching an extraordinary milestone of being married to my high school sweetheart for 50 years. We kicked off the celebration with our children and grand children. We continued by going to a long time dream destination of mine, Machu Picchu in the Andes of Peru via Lima to Cusco traveling through the Sacred Valley, visiting cultural sights, and experiencing the wonderful people and food. Next we were off to the Galápagos Islands, a part of Ecuador. This was a dream of Larry’s. An added bonus of the trip was to the center of the earth located south of Quito, Ecuador — standing in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at the same time was surreal. If it wasn’t marked, you wouldn’t know it.
I also made a few business decisions. I discontinued my bi-weekly newsletter and released a few business memberships that weren’t beneficial to the path God wanted me to take. Of course I questioned God about this. So, it took “a minute” to allow myself to rest in that decision, but as I knew I would, I followed the guidance putting my trust and faith in God.
While all of this was going on, I completed the paperwork and the three intense online courses it took to obtain my certification as a Faith Based Clinical Counselor with the International Institute of Faith Based Counselors. It was Divine Order that I found a school that complimented what I already had in my skill set. Now, I’m able to be of even greater service as I volunteer with the church we attend and work with you, my clients.
Like the ebb and flow of the oceans, the turning of cycles, the changing of the seasons — our lives change as well. The biggest take-away is seeing and learning to appreciate the growth — whether it’s physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Whatever face change takes on every thing is always in Divine Order. I am so very excited for this next season. If you want Faith Based Counseling, click the link here to schedule a complimentary time of discovery with me.