I know many changes are good and keep life from becoming monotonous, but I usually don’t handle them too well.
One of my favorite department stores has been completely remodeled, moving different sections around and displaying an ultramodern look. It may be more up-to-date, but I don’t like it – at least not yet! My nearest grocery store no longer carries many food items that I buy, which means more trips to other stores. Fall is here and that’s a mixed change for me as well. The weather and colors are lovely but I can become down about the upcoming bleakness and coldness of winter.
Of course these changes don’t compare to the physical ones experienced through ongoing pain and illness. Chronic health problems require major life changes and are difficult to face. Even though I have lived with my problems long enough to have adapted, I still have moments each season when I struggle with changes. Many of them revolve around physical activities but some are also based on my environment and relationships.