Some of the change, like the season or year are inevitable. Four times a year we pass a season, it’s on the calendar. For Jews in America, twice a year there is a new year (Jewish and secular), for me in April I put another year on the tally. But this season of change 9.5 turns 10 in less than two weeks and HCG has a birthday coming up as well.
There are things we do mark these milestones. Temple and family for the Jewish holiday. Family and friends for the birthday party etc.
For the girls, we are now a month (give or take) into the new school year. There is a new routine that we layer into the house: getting out in the morning; coming home; homework; Hebrew school; after school stuff and all the other pieces of being in fifth or seventh grade. As that gets refined, I squeeze in work and my social life.
But there are also other changes which have coincidentally occurred this season which while not making things unsettled, don’t make them settled. The other changes of and in themselves are not huge, but as I think through them, they are part of the ever-changing landscape of life.
After an argument about my working out a couple of weeks after my surgery at Planet Fitness, I joined a new gym. I just did not feel like I was being treated well at Planet Fitness, and since there are alternatives for my 430AM gym time, why should I be where my business is not appreciated? If you are a gym person, you know that changing up is never easy. There is a month or more of getting into a new routine, trying new (or different) equipment and just trying to get the whole routine down.
I’m also now the owner of an iPhone 5. I was up for an upgrade on my old iPhone. Even without getting a new number, getting a new phone configured (and I don’t me configured to the network) is a day to days long process. There is a lot of personalization we do with our phones today that takes time to replicate to a new device.
One thing I’ve learned along the way is change is inevitable. Some like the change of seasons and the coming of holidays is predictable. Other changes happen along the way. Taken together though, it’s all part of life, so we roll with it.