Friday, 30 March 2007

A Time of Flux

It seems that right now is a time of big change for the people around me. Every day someone is changing job, moving away, starting a new business, having a baby, starting a new relationship, or embarking on a new way of life... New Year's Day is usually the focal point for contemplating change and that often lasts for a few moments, or perhaps days, but for me it has been surrounding me for months. I know life is full of change - as the proverb says - it's one of the only certainties of life... but right now it's all around, and its intense. Sometimes its unsettling as you can't make firm plans because of the uncertainly that accompanies change, and frustration follows. Sometimes you lose the closeness of friends who move away.

But there are positives.

All this flux makes you more aware of the possibilities around that you might not have seen before. People changing around you makes you look at what you might change within your own existence, the things that you could do differently, the paths you could follow that you may have walked past before. It opens you to new things - friends moved leave spaces for new friends or enriched relationships with older friends and family. New lifestyles lead to different time schedules and different interaction with different people. New patterns to your life. It can be hard to break out of the old and enter the new, but the change around me brings change inside me, and that then influences change in people around me.

This blog is perhaps a reaction to change around me. And maybe in some way it will influence change well beyond me.

Can I change the world? I think so, I certainly want to.
How am I going to do that?
I'm not quite sure yet, but I'll keep you posted.


Craig said...

You really can't beat a good flux.


Peter said...

Change starts here on the Internet, in blogs, in articles, in free spirit and all the things around us, we just have to open our eyes and see, really see what's around us.