I’ve written about it before, LIFE is CHANGE. Things are always changing. Because of change, we learn to adapt and we grow. We must learn this though, and it requires perseverance at first when we’re young.You must learn to accept change as a natural part of life, over time, you will become good at it. Strive for the goal, to let change become an easy part of life for you. You will live and breath the understanding that “things change” and you will flow with life and all it’s beautiful and unexplainable changes. There once was beautiful little movie called Things Change with Don Ameche that just popped into my head. He says it beautifully in the movie “things-a change-a”.
You know, I often look back on my life so far, with pure wonder and amazement. I really try and learn and grow from previous mis-steps, but don’t consider them “mistakes” at all. The actions and decisions from 23 years, 3 years or 3 minutes ago, make me who I am today. We are all perfect in our imperfection.Learning about “change” , has been one of my biggest lessons in life and I often share my thoughts about it when people ask me for advice or tell me their stories. We all KNOW that change happens, that it is part of life in all it’s forms. Our bodies change as we get older, flowers die, flowers bloom, seasons come, seasons go. Materialistically, we have a dream car, it ages and one day we don’t have it anymore. Our favorite dress or jacket gets old or shrinks in the wash or gets lost…Everything is always in a constant state of change. We inherently GET THIS. It’s part of our DNA if you will. And yet…
Most of us will go through a few or many significant changes in our lives that grab a firm hold of us. And as “things change”, we cling on with all our might. WE SCREAM from the inside, DON’T CHANGE! It happened to me too, many years ago. The interesting thing is that the change we tend to resist so much, is usually necessary as an integral and huge part of our own growth. It could be our parents passing, a child going off to college and leaving the nest, a divorce, an addiction, a lover leaving, a new job, a change of career,etc etc. Be gentle with yourself and when you feel your insides pulling you apart because of change that you do not want, let the change “flow” without trying to alter it’s course, don’t resist it. When you resist, you fight, when you fight, you get hurt or die.
As you know one of my best friends died recently at a young age, he was buried yesterday in a small and intimate service. His little plot overlooking his favorite trails where he used to go mountain biking. He always told me too, that life’s changes should be seen as part of who we are, it’s how individually we help with the balance of “things”. Believe in what you will…but we all exist together in a fine balance of “things”. Embrace the changes in your life, who’s to say what’s good or bad…enjoy the ride!
After 11 amazing and wonderful years in Naples Florida, my beautiful wife and I relocated to her home state.
Does that give it away? I’ve been travelling to this state on business for the last 3 years and have absolutely fallen in love with it. The genuine friendliness and helpfulness of the people still amazes me every day, as does the sheer size of it. Of course yours truly loves what it offers as it relates to this:
I’m sure that’s enough clues right there…but just in case,
There is A LOT going on in Texas, and I’ve already started my explorations. I’ve got amazing access to grass fed meat, pasture poultry, farmers markets, culture and nature. All of it makes me so very happy and I look forward to meeting new people and traveling all over this humongous state. I’ve touched base with Keith Norris from Efficient exercise and Ancestral Momentum/Theory to Practice, who’s in Austin and will let you know when I go visit him for a training session. He’s been a huge influence and online mentor for me over the years. I started reading his blog in early 2007 I believe. I know there are many more ancestral/paleo/primal folk in the state and I look forward for my wife and I to connect with them.
Relocation, is it part of who we are? Following an ancestral line of reasoning…we were nomads right? I know that for me, it just feels right to make location changes every 7-14 years. I also believe it keeps you “engaged and young”. The excitement of a new land. You have to find your way around again, learn new roads, new ways, new know-how. Probably good for the old gray matter I think. Pure speculation of course, but it makes some sense to me.
Thank you everyone for your continued interest in my food and life, and I truly appreciate the time you spend reading Feel Good Eating
I look forward already to sharing my Texas adventures with Y’ALL. 🙂