10.17.2011

Can You Spare Some Change?


Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.
Hugh Prather

I bet you thought I was going to talk about money. Well, I'm not. I AM going to talk about change, but not the dollar and cents kind. 

I have been working in the same location for about 3 months. I have a manager who I finally figured out what he wants. I have coworkers who I know and trust and can call up if I need advice or help or a coffee break. I have clients that I have developed a relationship with. They know me (and maybe even like me). I have a running trail and I know exactly how long it takes to get there and back and where each mile point is. I have a grocery store close by. I know exactly how long it takes to get to the airport from here. I have a kitchen in my hotel room and I can make a big meal and stockpile it for the week.

Well, just like Mr. Prather (above) says, just when you get comfortable, boom! That is when things change. We have finished our work here and are moving on today, to a new city, with new clients, a new manager, and new coworkers. I will be in a new hotel and have to figure out where the best place to run is. I don't WANT to have to figure it out. I want to be where I know what I am doing. I hate the feeling of not knowing. I don't have time to check it out. I want to know NOW. (Violet Beauregard anyone!?)   

The only hotel is a Holiday Inn. No kitchen. I will be lucky if I have a fridge and a coffee pot. Not that I am snobby about the hotel, but I do like to have certain amenities to help me eat cheaper and healthier. I have not yet found any running trails. I have to run 17 miles the weekend after next. I really don't want to have to run on the streets the whole time. 

Some people like change. A new hairdo, new house, new dinner menu or new friends. I am not adverse to any of those...sometimes... but usually I stick with what I know, the same long hair, a big pot of chili and that great girlfriend who you can tell anything to. Those are comfortable. They take less time and effort. So maybe that is what is scary about change, you have to take more time and work harder in order to make it work.  Or maybe you just anticipate having to work harder, whether that is the reality or not.

I am sure I will go to the new place and then new manager will be a great guy and all my new coworkers will be very helpful and the running trail will eventually be found and my new hotel will have free healthy dinners ever day (okay I just made that one up). It's hard, starting at the beginning again. But I've done it over and over, as much as I don't like it (and let me tell you, that's a lot). And I can do it again. Everything will work out in the end. I know everything will be fine. But right now I am not looking forward to it.  

Do you like change? What is a big change that has happened in your life recently? How did you deal with it? 

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9 comments:

  1. Change is definitely stressful and invigorating for me at the same time. I moved a lot growing up so I think that has helped me to do it repeatedly as an adult. I hope you find a wonderful new running trail and that you at least have a fridge in your hotel room!

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  2. I like change too, but that sounds pretty stressful. I can't tell what kind of work you're in either. Since I work for a large consulting firm as a software developer, I'm always getting thrown into new projects with new clients and everything can change very quickly. But that doesn't usually involve living out of a hotel. It does peak my curiosity though.

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  3. Well, you know we 'change' locations a lot. And while the days leading up to a new place is fun and exciting, it can be overwhelming figuring out all that stuff. I'm sorry the hotel isn't better, I know what you mean about trying to eat better on the road. Change will be good, even if difficult for a bit. And I know you will adapt just fine ;)

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  4. Oh fun! I feel like i never win giveaways! :)

    I am a total creature of habit. I can handle change, but I don't seek it out, honestly. I like familiarity. I oftne eat the same things day in and day out - for some that is boring, for me it is comfort.

    I hope the transition is smooth! I would be most upset about the lack of a kitchen. I get SO SICK of eating out!!

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  5. I haven't had a huge change real recently... I think the biggest would be when my sister's boyfriend moved in with us. We've had a few bumps, but overall it has been a good thing!

    I hope everything goes well with the move!

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  6. You are a stronger woman than I! I don't think I could handle completely mixing it up that often. Hope you find a good running trail!

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  7. I start a new job at my bakery next week....which I'm nervous about...a big but also exciting/not too stressful change in comparison to switching cities/homes/trails! I feel for you on losing your kitchen....does the holiday inn frown upon the usage of camper stoves/supplies in your room?!?

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  8. I'm not a big fan of change when it first happens but I've found I adapt pretty quickly. I think it would be really hard to pick up and move all the time. You have a great attitude about it! Hope you adapt to the new city soon, are you in a totally different part of the country or still the same general area?

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  9. I can see the drawbacks to those kinds of changes, but I kind of crave it. I thrive on change and have been feeling stagnant for WAY too long.

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