Monday, August 23, 2010

Change can be Good

My kids start school tomorrow, and in my house that's a good thing. The trouble is it happens to be the only thing occupying my mind lately. So when I sat down to plot out this post, it's all I could think of.

My youngest will be a first grader, so this will be the first year none of my kids will be home during the day. I'm too excited for the opportunities they'll face to be worried about missing them. (It also helps that I have kids I babysit, so I'll hardly be alone) The beginning of a new school year also has its share of anxiety. One of my kids refuses to do her work or listen to her teacher if it's something she doesn't want to do. Stubborn? Willful? Oh, ya. I have no idea where she gets that...;)

But change is good. Change is necessary. My husband once said the only constant in life is change. And it sunk in deep. We aren't progressing or moving forward without change. I've come to a point in my life where I almost seek change. It's exciting, or at least it can be.

For instance, I found out recently that the cover I thought my book would have (or something similar) has been changed. Now I am exercising patience until I find out what it will be. A lot of patience, but that's just me. I'm anxious to order business cards, posters, wristbands--and promote the book--but I need to wait until I see the cover.

But, regardless, I'm choosing to see this change as a good thing. It's different, perhaps not what I envisioned, but there are people who know better than I do what will catch a reader's eye--and it would be foolish of me to not at least consider their wisdom and experience.

I also realized that my second book's main character had changed on me. It's something I will have to adapt to.

In the mean time, I will focus on the changes my children face. 8th grade, 6th grade, 4th grade, and 1st grade.


Jillayne Clements said...

My youngest is in first grade this year as well. It is a big change. Thanks for your post.