Change is Good

I fear change. I like my life the way it is and everything to happen just as it always has. I like knowing what is going to happen, when it is going to happen, and how it is going to happen. Change has such a bad reputation, and not just for me. Society teaches us to fear change, to get set in our routine and question when it strays. 

But this year has been so different for me. With so many situations that would inevitably lead to change (like that small thing of getting married) I knew change would be around more this year than in the past. There were a few bumps along the way, setbacks and tears shed, but once that all got out of the way, I was able to see all of the changes as the blessings they were.  From starting our life together as Mr. & Mrs. Weir, to finding a new church family, to starting a new mission with friends, to both finally being in dream jobs, every disagreement and every sleepless night has led to bigger and better things. 

So I guess I should now say I feared change. Heading into this next year, I'm changing my perspective to embrace change. The hardships and sleepless nights led to blessings we never even imagined. Change has been nothing but good to us and it's going to bring bigger and better things in 2016.