101 Potentially True Things about Change.

Via on Sep 19, 2012

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It’s a funny thing about change.

All those stupid but true things we say about it like “change is the only constant” start to bug me after awhile.

Change is great.

Change is awful.

Change is inevitable and necessary.

Change is…

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 …sometimes on a different timetable than we’d like.

Sometimes I want something to change and I do my part, but I get sick of waiting. I am like an impatient child asking “Are we there yet?!”

I can “be the change” (which is so true, so true, but sometimes I’m so sick of hearing it. Can someone else be the change today instead of me for fuck’s sake? I’m tired. I’m being the change. I’m being the change, but I could use  a break).

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It’s nearly autumn.

It doesn’t feel like it today, too hot. If it’s going to be autumn, I want it to feel like autumn. I want to wear my snuggly sweaters and sip apple cider by the fire. I want it to be here. I don’t want it to be almost here. I want it now.

And that sums up how I feel about change.

It’s not the change itself that’s hard—it’s the in between. It’s the gloaming: that time after sunset but before dark. I want to make it change quickly. I want to be one or the other.

The in-between is hard; the in-between is important.

The in-between is where we learn the gracious painful art of patience.

The in-between is what reveals our character.

The in-between is what peels us away and reveals those indestructible parts of us.

And the last thing (though I didn’t give you 101) I know about change besides the fact that it seems to happen either too fast or too slow for my taste is that the only thing we can truly change is ourselves.

“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers—but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.” ~ Katharine Hepburn

Of all the things that might be true about change this one is the best. This is the keeper.

The only person who can fix you, is you:

About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. She doesn't know how to behave with all the apples and ibexes. She doesn't suffer from her eight million freckles, she loves them! Like a rolling stone, Kate gathers no moss. Kate loves kale, being barefoot, Dr. Seuss, singing too loudly, gallivanting, palindromes, blackberries and has far too many books for her own good. When she's not writing, you can find her practicing yoga, running in the woods, playing with her kids, devouring a book, planting dandelions, changing the world and doing her dishes. Kate does not play the accordion. She is a massage therapist, writer and a compassionate friend to all. This year Kate aspires to finally give up on learning to knit and will instead spend that time putting a little bit more of her heart on the page. Connect with Kate on Facebook and Twitter


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8 Responses to “101 Potentially True Things about Change.”

  1. You are always reading my mind. Lovely! xx

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  3. Lara says:

    Love it, thank you.

  4. M.J. says:

    thank you for this <3

  5. GreatNorthSky says:

    Soooooooooooo Divinely Expressed :: Love It !!!!!!! Thank You !!!!!! *✯ღ♥ღ ✯*

  6. Marianne says:

    I too get frustrated with the limbo before the change is here… I’ve never looked at is as important, but I will now :)

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