When I was younger, my mantra used to be “change is bad”. I yearned for a feeling of stability which I perceived to be a condition of no change. I grew up in what I believe was a very stable home: routine, dependable, clean… in retrospect, I can see that I was shielded from the external changes in order for me to be allowed to experience my own internal changes throughout my childhood and high school years. Once I was a young parent and in the world, change became the norm, which I resisted. Now, in midlife, I embrace change, sometimes willingly, many times reluctantly. I am beginning to understand and trust the growth that change provides me. With this understanding, I can find my stability within change.