During this pandemic it has been challenging for me to acclimate myself to the new social climate, and just things in general.
I Like Big Plants And I Cannot Lie
As a plant lover, I compare it to buying new plants. When you take them from an environment that they're used to, and bring them into yours, they need time to acclimate to their new home. Initially they can get stressed out, and their leaves may start to droop and fall off, but with the proper care they eventually adjust and thrive.
Like our plant friends, when we humans are confronted with change, we can get stressed too, and we may even start to droop and drop a little. Change can make us uncomfortable, but it's necessary for growth and in some cases, our healing. That's why it's so important for us to let go of the fears that we associate with it and redefine what it means to us.
Mom Knows Best
If you think about it, it's not so much the uncertainty that makes us dread change, but it's our fears about what we think might happen. My mom always says "If you're gonna make up something that hasn't happened yet, why not make up something positive?" That's precisely what this is about–it's about denouncing your fears and claiming the good out of life.
I say all of this to say, be grateful for the opportunity to grow. Through our challenges we find our strengths. Our goal is to focus on nurturing ourselves, as we acclimate to whatever climate we may find ourselves in. I kind of like the idea of being like a plant. I grow. I thrive. I am life.