The Flow

by CLASSY CHRONICLES
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“The only person who likes change is a wet baby” – Mark Twain
Change is inevitable and constant – and difficult!
After my family moved from Bronx, New York to Columbus, Ohio when I was in my senior year of high school, the adjustment I experienced from moving from one place to another was not easy.  As I was ready to graduate from high school, I changed my mind about going to college and opted for work instead.  “I’ll go to college later.”  After that, I changed jobs at the drop of a hat (I’m bored! Bye!).  When yearly apartment leases were up, I was on to the next place.  Instability was my middle name – largely because I was restless and looking for the “home” feeling I left in the Bronx  – which was elusive.  As I grew older, I realized that all that I experienced during that period (and was fighting against) was the flow of my life, and there are no rules about where home is – home is where you make it.
Sometimes we have to surrender to the flow of life and learn new coping mechanisms along the way.  It is such a struggle to swim against the current in the ocean.  When you swim in the natural movement of the water, adjusting yourself as necessary, you’ll get to your destination with a lot less effort, conflict and anxiety.  That’s the flow.  In it, you’ll find you are on your divinely ordained journey.
Sickness/death, joy/pain, happiness/sadness, tears/laughter – we’re going to experience them all.  You will gain – but you will also lose (unfortunately).  Change is inevitable — it’s the evolution of our lives. #theflow

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Karmen T.
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Karmen T.

I am such a strange person when it comes to change… I adapt really easy when I move from house to house, or to another city. But when I buy new clothes? No way, it has to stay at least a month in my closet before I find the courage to wear it LOL.

Avis Pitts
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Avis Pitts

Powerful words about change Janine. I too have come to realize that change is inevitable. It’s part of our journey.

Bettye Burney
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Bettye Burney

Change is inevitable, but helps us to grow mentally in a positive way. I, too had to learn this in the work force where I grew daily through perseverance. You can’t move against a current, but with it!!!

Tiffany Kelly
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Tiffany Kelly

As I read this article I couldn’t help but to reflect on my own move from Brooklyn, NY to Georgia in 2005. I was ready for a change. That June I left behind a hurt, sadness, joy, but I walked into independence and only having to worry about me. Moving to Georgia was a tough change because I never lived on my own and I was so use to the hustle and bustle of running family businesses and taking care of others. However, little did I know this change would deepen my walk with God, allow me to establish my… Read more »

Faye Walker
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Faye Walker

Awesome word! I must remember the quote, nobody likes change, but a wet baby.

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