Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Change

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They say that change is good.

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I must say that I am struggling with it.

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I am trying to look at things differently.

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Trying to gain a little perspective.

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Change is hard. I’m not to the good yet, but I’m trying.

- The Tablescaper

28 comments:

Poppy said...

Hi Alma,

Nice to see a post from you with all your different perspectives! Just wanted to say hello!

Have a lovely week!

Poppy

kayhil said...

I'm one who doesn't like change either. I like to be in control and most times when there is change I am not.

Pondside said...

Yes, change is hard. I'm facing change too and trying to roll with it - stay on an even keel. I know it is all for the good, but sometimes it's hard to see past my own doubt.
I hope things resolve for you and that there can be good in the change.

Susan said...

Praying your adjustment to the changes will be easier as time goes on. I don't like a lot of change, but I'm very spontaneous, if that makes sense. Change in the big picture is hard, but a little daily spontaneity is good. I love your beautiful posts and hope to see you back when the time is right and you'll know when the time is right.

ellen b. said...

Change is unsettling. Praying you feel more settled soon...

Sarah said...

Alma, your visual of the different perspectives is lovely. I feel for you. Change is difficult for me too, but my summer routine is helping me accept the changes in my life. Deep down I know from experience that change is good. Hope you get to the good soon. I miss your posts……….Sarah

Mari said...

It looks great, change is hard for me as well.....
But your home is always beautiful no matter the changes ;-)

Smiles~
Mari

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sometimes it takes awhile to see the good that can come from change! Hang in there!

Hugs,
Linda

Barbara F. said...

I do not like change, takes me a long while to adapt. But sometimes the only thing constant is change. I hope things settle down for you. i miss your beautiful blog.p

Rosie M. said...

Change is so very hard, and when you are going through it, the best thing you can do is to take note of what " constants" you still have around you that you can count on, so they can be something you can hold on to while change feels like it's sweeping you away. Those who follow your blog are one of those "constants": we love what you share with us and miss talented posts. Take care, and hold on tight!
Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Rosie M. said...

.... your talented posts". Rosie

Cindy Coghill said...

Change is hard, especially as we get older. It challenges us in ways we don't always like.
I must say though I have beat myself up all these years because I never felt my blog was as good as others, never realizing that working full time was a great part of the problem. Then you see others go off to work and they drop out of sight. Now I know I've done okay for the amount of time I have. The hardest part of working full time for me is that it always takes the best of my time and energy, when I'd rather give it to gardening, blogging, or just putzing around the house. Don't beat yourself up Alma. When you work full time, some other things simply just have to go. It makes you evaluate your life and keep what is truly important and let go of what is not. Therein lies the rub and I hope you find peace in what you have to let go of, even if just for a short season. We are still here for you and always love to hear from you. Take care of yourself first and foremost.
Cindy

Lady of the Manor said...

Change is hard but can have it's blessings. They may not be apparent right away but, you're right, with perspective, can be appreciated later. Sending prayers you get to the good soon! Loved your post! Your photography is beautiful!!

Alycia Nichols said...

Change can really suck. REALLY suck. As a stealthy creature of habit, I know I'm not one to be open to a lot of change, especially if it means upsetting or uprooting a routine that I enjoyed. Heck, I get bent out of shape just with a change in wind direction. So I have no sage advice to offer, but I will say this for what it's worth: Hang in there. Change begets change, and God willing, the next round will be in your favor.

Karen said...

Hi Alma,
It's so nice that you are back to blogging and know that you were missed. I am worried about you and hope that you can adjust to your challenging changes. Life doesn't always go the way that we planned. Your pictures are lovely and I do appreciate you visiting me. Take care, Karen

Lori R. said...

Good luck to you! My husband retired after 35 years of teaching and was cranky all summer long even though nothing was yet different for him. I encouraged him to take a job 65 miles away from us so this fall he will once again be in the classroom doing what he loves. I'm thrilled to death with this change. He will be gone for the better part of the week but I think things will thrive with this change. I'm all about it! More changes for us in the future too I'm hoping. I hope you can learn to embrace your change. It's the only way to survive them.

Kathleen said...

It is never easy. We don't ask for it, but we must deal with it. Good health is the most impt. Stay well!

Maria C said...

What Kathleen said.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I'm not sure what you are going through but sure have missed you and am wondering if it is retirement that is your change? If so, it is a BIG adjustment. And when my hubby retired and was HERE 24/7 I about lost it. But we have adjusted and moving helped ALOT!! Hang in there, take it slow. XO, Pinky

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Alma. I know change can be hard, especially if is not a change you expected or wanted. When we moved from NYC to Colorado a year and a half ago it was for a very happy reason and that made the change we went through so much easier. I hope you will accept the changes you are going through now easier and that you will be happy! (((hugs)))

Veronica said...

Change IS hard, but necessary. Hang in there for the ride. Funny how "Hanging in there and "Letting go" is an Oxymoron but it's true...when change comes you learn how to hang in there when the going gets rough but you also learn that you have to let go in order to get to the next phase of your life...I am not speaking as a novice, believe me. Praying for you...

Beeutiful by Design said...

Life is such a roller coaster. Very high hills to climb and then times of great falling joy. Hang on and try to embrace the challenge of change we grow most when we are unbroken.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Alma, I am so glad to see a new post from you. you always share the most lovely images. Change is often very difficult but I believe your faith will get you through the changes that you now must adapt to. Hoping that things work out for you.

Janet

Jennie Schumann said...

I think about you often and miss your posts, but I loved the perspective of this one. Know that your fans are supportive and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Katherines Corner said...

missing you and sending hugs your way!

Jann Olson said...

Alma, change can be hard. Usually we look back and see that it was for the best. Not always so easy as we are going through it. Wishing you the best!
hugs,
Jann

Laurie Ritchey said...

Change is hard for me too, so I know what you're talking about. Hang in there. I always enjoy seeing a post from you. laurie

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful photos. Hoping the very best for you...
Blessings,
Cindy