Q. The exit says, CHANGES. I see it and drive past. I drive a few miles and turnaround. I wonder why I didn’t take it. What have I got to lose. Everything. Nothing. I pull off to the side of the road and I stare at the exit sign. I take a deep breath and I exit for CHANGES.
“Well, I’ve been afraid of changing
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time made you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m getting older too”
—- Stevie Nicks
Change is a complicated phenomenon. It happens either by our choice or someone makes it for us. We may be miserable or just in a rut but continue to do the same thing day after day with the outcome always staying the same. Some of us choose to stay because at least it doesn’t have an unknown component. We know the routine.
“It”s been too long since we took the time
No-one’s to blame, I know time flies so quickly
But when I see you darling
It’s like we both are falling in love again
It’ll be just like starting over”
If you believe that time flies by so fast, you realize that today matters. It matters a lot!! If there is a problem it needs to be fixed. If you hate your job or realize that no one seems to give a s___ about workplace violence or the safety of your surroundings there must be a better place to work. After waiting for change that does not come, what is keeping you from taking the CHANGES EXIT.
“I still don’t know what I was waiting for
And my time was running wild
A million dead-end streets
And every time I thought I’d got it made
It seemed the taste was not so sweet”
As a friend said, “Change is hard and sometimes very painful, but it’s the only exit that leads to a better life.” Thanks Phil!!!