One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how fast time flies and how much life changes. I will think of a memory, or see a picture from years ago and wonder how in the world that much time has passed when it felt like yesterday. We are constantly changing, life is constantly changing. In a way change is comforting and in a way it is not. There is not much stability in life, we must learn to adapt to new surroundings, people, and ways of life because as the saying goes, the only constant in life is change.
I have a little pocket calendar that I use to keep track of important dates, events, appointments, etc. I look at it often to see what is going on for the week, I don’t typically rely on a calendar so much, but during these times with so many changes and things going on, I can’t keep my mind straight! What has surprised me, especially in the last few months, is how many changes I have made to my calendar…this led me to write about an important topic.
Over the last few months ever since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, I have found myself erasing many plans out of my pocket calendar, not only that, I have found myself needing to add unexpected events to my calendar as well. This happens of course in general, because life is ever-changing, however even more so in the last several months. I think we all realize how much life changes, but having the “proof” right there in front of you is very eye-opening.
I have always been the kind of person that loves to have a routine and to have things planned out. I know that some people are very go with the flow and they like adventure and spontaneity, and while I enjoy these things occasionally, if I don’t have a stable routine and plans laid out, I become very unsettled and anxious.
One thing that I have learned is that we can plan all we want, but life is going to unfold as it should regardless of the plans that we make. Life can change for us in a matter of seconds, hours, days, it is always evolving and although we have control over many aspects of our lives, we don’t for others. I suppose this constant change makes life interesting, keeps us on our toes, and helps us grow as a human being.
One thing for sure, one good and very helpful quality to have is being able to just take it easy and go with the flow. When things don’t work out as planned, I still tend to get anxious and disappointed by it, but I am learning to be more patient and to remind myself that if something does, or does not happen, that it was just meant to be that way. It’s not easy, but try just going with the flow and see how that can bring peace to your life.