Friday, April 30, 2010

Change is a constant in life

Happy Friday everyone. I'm blogging in place of Joann today since Joann's at the Romantic Times convention.

Have you ever noticed that life is ever-changing, ever-evolving?

"To everything - turn, turn, turn
There is a season - turn, turn, turn
And a time for every purpose under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones
A time to gather stones together..."
The Byrds

Every once in awhile, I'm aware of different aspects of my life changing, growing. It's much like shedding a skin, moving up a staircase, changing my clothes.

We outgrow behaviors, people, things, or in my case the way I write. When I first started seriously writing 2 years ago, my writing was weak. Now, it's much stronger, and it's constantly evolving. And this isn't a bad thing. Our world is constantly changing and really, if we are to survive, we must change as well.

Change or die. Incidentally, that was the theme of my last book. I guess it's been on my mind.

When you come to a crossroads in your life and you know you must leave a relationship, change a career, make a difficult choice, how do you handle it? Do you prefer to make the change quickly, like tearing off a Band-aid or do you let it eek out over the course of days or weeks?

Do you resist change with all your might or do you embrace it openly and without fear?

What's my point? I'm not sure. I just have a feeling change is in the wind and I think I like it...

Today is April 30th, which means Blogmania is going on. Over 100 blogs are involved and each one is giving away a prize. I'm participating with my Believing is Seeing blog. Rules of my giveaway are on my post, but to sweeten the pot for readers of the Paranormal Romantics blog, if you leave a comment, you'll be entered in a second contest for a different prize. Just mention on your comment you linked there from Paranormal Romantics.

Good luck and have a great weekend!


Rebecca Royce said...

I think for most of us, crossroads are the scariest time. Great blog Sandi.

Sandra Sookoo said...

Thanks :-)

Mona Risk said...

On one hand they say,'if it isn't broken, don't fix it' on the other hand I believe change is always good. If you stagnate in place you slowly die or you find yourself behind everybody, because the others progess and you don't change. So yes we need to renew ourself regularly, update our blogs and give new themes, new stories, new genres to our readers.

BTW you have a beautiful blog. Don't change it:) LOL

carrie said...

Change IS good, but it's scary. =) Take it all one step at a time, or leap in with both feet...either way change will happen!

*spoken by a 48 year old who's not looking forward to hot flashes*


Sandra Sookoo said...

LOL Oh, I'm all for change :-) In fact, I can't wait :-)

Patti said...

My family says I hate change. I think I like it! Great post and I love the song lyrics--so appropriate!

Cate Masters said...

I've gone through a crazy couple of years myself, some change for the worse (my daughter's medical crisis), some for the better (it forced me to focus 100% on my writing, and now I write full time - though I still work too. :) )
I left a comment for Blogmania too.

katsrus said...

Did blogmania~was fun. I am not go with change. I like things to stay the same. Guess I fight as much as I can. LOL. Thanks for the great post.
Sue B

Sandra Sookoo said...

Thanks everyone for dropping by and thanks to those of you who went on over to my blog to enter the Blogmania project :-)

I appreciate it!

Sandra Sookoo said...

Katsrus, hubby drew your name for the Paranormal Romantics prize in conjunction with Blogmania. Send me your mailing address at and I'll get your prize in the mail Monday!