Change is an ever-present force that shapes our journey. It’s like the seasons, sometimes subtle, sometimes monumental, but always inevitable. When we resist, it brings forth fear, uncertainty, and discontent. Yet, if we lean into it, oh, the profound benefits it can bring.

I resonate deeply with this, as this past year has been a whirlwind of change for me. Letting go of my Dailey Method Franchise after 15 years, relocating my second Dailey Method studio after two decades, bidding farewell to the last remaining Dailey Cycle program, and watching my second child embark on their college journey. Each shift brought its own set of fears and tears, a testament to the depth of what I experienced.

I believe that acknowledging and allowing ourselves to feel these emotions is crucial. We don’t have to suppress our fears or anxieties. Instead, we should learn to embrace the certainty of change. It’s a process, ongoing and dynamic, navigating the ebb and flow of emotions while seizing the opportunities that change lies before us.

What I have learned to embrace is that change is like the current that keeps us from stagnation. It propels us forward, even when it feels like we’re swimming against the tide. 

Here are a few things that help me embrace changes in my life:

  • Oftentimes change can feel like this big, scary thing, right? But try to, even if  just for a moment, view it as this beautiful opportunity for growth, to become an even more amazing version of yourself.
  • Start with little, loving goals for yourself. When we have a clear picture of what we want, it’s so much easier to follow the path it’s taking us in, even though it may be slow. It provides us the opportunity to see the purpose in this journey of change.
  • Remember that there are people who care about you, who want to see you blossom. Don’t hesitate to lean on them. They’ve got your back, and they want to offer their love and support.
  • It’s good to be flexible. Life has this funny way of throwing surprises at us. Being open to change means you’re ready to dance with those surprises, to see where they might take you.

I truly believe that embracing change is like opening a door to a world of incredible possibilities. It’s in those moments when we step out of our comfort zones that we discover the true strength that’s been quietly waiting within us. 

So, even though it might feel a bit uncomfortable, I challenge you to take that step. Embrace the change, and trust that it’s leading you to new, beautiful places.

Here’s to the dance of change, to embracing it, and to finding the beauty and growth it brings amidst the tears and uncertainties. 💫

Love, Jill