Well, here I go again. Venturing out into new territory. A new venue to meet new people and experiences. I have been restructuring my life for the past two years and I find new opportunities at every turn. I guess I'm really learning that the only predictable thing in life is change.
Change has never been a favorite word of mine as it applies to life. I enjoy change when it applies to unimportant things like clothes, shoes, techie toys, and the like. But change in my life hasn't always been what it's cracked up to be.
I guess the best that I say is that I have a choice: change or stagnate. While the former is scary, the latter is even scarier. I'm not ready to sit in the rocker and watch the world go by. My body may tell me otherwise, but I know I'm still only 19 in many significant aspects.
The psychologist, Erik, Erikson, developed a theory about the stages of life based on Freud's work. Erikson identified 8 stages each with its own tasks to be accomplished for development of an individual. One of the cautionary messages is that if you don't accomplish those tasks at the appropriate stage, eventually you will have to meet them at some other stage.
I definitely think that all those late adolescent experiences I should have had are now before me. Wow! What a present! Bring it on.