“You better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.” - Bob Dylan
Yep, I think Bob said it best – The times they are a-changin, and we don’t have much choice but to adapt and change with them. Greek philosopher Heraclitus was expressing the same sentiment many years earlier when he said…
“There is nothing permanent except change.”
I’ve always been something of a change-addict to be honest, and I’m a big devotee of the expression “A change is as good as a holiday.” It’s for this reason that I’ve been travelling for 11 years, and have visited around 35 different countries, stopping to live in 5 or 6 of them. When one place isn’t fun anymore I move on to the next, changing jobs, friends, scenery, language, and whatever else is necessary. Out with the old, in with the new! There’s nothing like a change of pace (=a variation in routine) to make life interesting again. I’ve been in this city for 2 years now and I’m currently trying to figure out a way of moving back to a beach. Waking up to the sea breeze would be – figuratively and literally –a breath of fresh air (=anything new and welcome, a relief, a pleasant change).
Of course, once I’m on the beach for a year I miss the noise and variety of the city and generally go off in search for one. I’d get bored really quickly if I couldn’t shake things up (=change things a lot) from time to time.
Do you suffer from fear of change, or do you embrace it? What major changes have occurred in your life? Were they welcome?