Life Changes, Pt. 1: Deciding on Change

Sometimes it is a good idea to sit down and decide what you want to change about your life. We all have something that we want to change. We just need to identify the things that we can change and work out a plan to do just that. the first step is to sit down and list the things that you wish were different. Then figure out if you can change them or not. Then take that shorter list, because I know that I will never be taller, so I’m sure that there will be things on your list that you won’t be able to change either. Here’s part of my list:

I realized last year that I was too heavy for my health. I went to the doctor’s and confirmed that. Now, I’m in the process of doing that. I’ll go into detail on that in my next blog. Right now, I’m looking at my life and deciding what else I want to change.

I would like to reconnect with my family, I seem to be splintering off from them. That’s not good. Your family is your best support group.

Like a lot of other people, I’m experiencing a money problem. I would like to change that.

I’m also going through the change in life, not something I can change. All I can do there is wait it out. That’ll change on its own.

There are things in my house that need repairing – I don’t know how to fix them. That’s something I can change.

The list is getting longer, but there are things on it that I have control over and things that I can’t. The problem is telling the difference. I’m not in complete control over every aspect of my life and that’s something else I would like to change. I’m not a control freak or anything, I would welcome control over my finances – I can do that. for example, I would like to control my relationship with my family – never going to happen. Controlling relationships is not something you can do completely. Not total control anyway.

However there are aspects in reconnecting with my family that I can control, namely I can open lines of communication. This is what I’m talking about when I talk of finding what you can and can’t change. My nieces and nephews all have their own lives and reconnecting with them can be hard, but not impossible. We just have to find times when we will all be in the same general location and get together. That’s what I mean when I say to find the changes that you can make.

Don’t expect to control everything. life doesn’t work that way. Find the little things that you can control – how much money you spend, how much you eat, things like that. you’ll find change easier to accomplish if you do. good luck with your changes, if you decide to make any. Next week, I’ll be letting you know how I’m doing on making the major change of adopting a healthy diet and exercise regimen.


I am not one who is comfortable talking about myself but here goes. I enjoy writing, family history, and reading. I decided to do this blog because I wanted to try something new. I decided to make it a weekly blog because I wasn't sure that I could keep up with a daily one, and monthly seemed like I was writing a magazine. I think I did ok with my choices. You'll notice that there are not a lot of graphics on my site. That's because there are graphics plastered everywhere on the Internet and those sites sometimes take forever to load. This blog is a place where you can kick back, relax and be ready to be amused. At least I hope I willbamuse you. This blog is on a variety of subjects from my ficitional cat agency, the FFL, which is monthly, to instructional blogs to editorials, which are my opinions only. I admit that I don't know everything and could be wrong -- I frequently am. Now, stop reading about me and read what I have to say!

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