Thursday, March 11, 2010

Talk Thursday // Change & Growth

I am person who, for better or for worse, knows what I like and how I like it. Some people call that persnickity, others call it stubborn, I call it introspectivly decided. Fat-free French Vanilla Coffee Mate creamer in my bathrobe on a hook next to my hair music on full-blast: this is how I like my life.

However, I am learning that sometimes change is necessary for growth. Shocking, eh? So in learning to be a growing person, I have endeavored to take on some new things in life. I started watching a show I cared nothing about, me and a friend have decided to go walking (while this is impressive enough, we're going at 5.30am - I don't acknowledge single-digit ams), and I've taken on a ministry that I swore to never do. These things are not in my personal repetoire, but I feel like expanding my horizons might enable me to grow as a person.

So I ask, what are you doing to grow? What things are you engaging or learning about that you wouldn't normally do to help you become a more varied you?


Lydia said...

I like that your last Talk Thursday was about defaults, and this is the exact opposite.

I'm letting go of a plan that I've had for about 5 years. It may not happen in any form, and I don't really know how to feel about that. It may not sound like much, but it's a pretty big deal to me.

Juanita said...

I think the defaults may have been natural instinct to treasure the things that aren't changing.
Every aspect of my life has changed dramatically in the last couple of years. I have welcomed some of those changes and clawed and whined through some of them.

Heather said...

here is how i currently see my life: there has been a lot of change. getting married, moving to texas, starting new jobs (hopefully i'll get one soon!), making new friends. essentially starting a whole new life with stephen. that is a whole bunch of change in a few short months. but i don't see much growth. yes, my relationship with stephen is growing and that's amazing. but i don't see much personal growth. and i think that is something i want to work on once i get settled on the other side of all my changes. or maybe i have been growing and i just don't see it yet.