Change is a big thing to everyone which got me thinking.
I was sat in the garden, yesterday enjoying the sunshine on a Bank Holiday afternoon listening to all that’s going on around me, but mostly listening to my 2 boys as they played around, noisily enjoying their last day of the summer holidays.
I’m just sat taking it all in, loving every single second of it. Why you might ask, well it’s because a change is coming our way!!
And for us it’s a big change!
You see our youngest turned 4 in July and today on 29th August 2017 he starts school. Further to this, our eldest starts Year 5 & later this year he’s going to hit double digits, my big man turns 10 years old.
I completely understand that plenty of parents, young & old, have been through this themselves before, sometimes once, twice or maybe more. But this is new for us, this is a change.
Change in itself can be feared or embraced. Although myself & my wife are definitely going to be a little sad & maybe (me probably) a bit teary eyed to see our little guy grow up, we are overjoyed at seeing his personality flourish, his expanding vocabulary & his uniqueness. Plus, we are also witnessing our eldest growing & turning into an intelligent & opinionated young man.
Change & Growth are things we hear about all the time, not only as parents but also in the business world. These things are scary, don’t get me wrong, but with the right encouragement & planning they can truly flourish.
You really should not be scared of change, it’s a good thing. If you are unsure, do you know what that’s ok. There will always be people who are there to help & support you. They are never too far away from you.
Personally, I fully embrace change it’s exciting to see. Don’t get me wrong today will be an emotional day, there might as I said, even be a tear or two, but I know it’s going to be ok. We’ve planned for this so it’s all going to be fine.
I’m truly looking forward to hearing all about today from both my boys after 3pm.
Remember, change is good. It’s good for you & me. It’s good for your mind, body & soul.