Few situations are more fear-inducing than finding yourself at the brink of experiencing a major life change. However, the feelings of dread that inundate your thoughts and seem to occupy every last speck of your attention span are usually signs of a better future approaching. Ultimately, the anxiety that comes with starting a new job or going off to college or moving halfway across the country, although terrifying to the point of being crippling at times, is often the first sign the universe gives you to let you know that you’re moving in the right direction.
Once you actually embark on your journey away from a past and a comfort zone that simply don’t fit you anymore, you will begin to realize the futility of those endless hours you spent feeding your insecurities with fake fears about the future. The truth is, the start of a new life very rarely signifies the closing of a last one; it’s simply its continuation. Past memories will forever be met by new experiences, which with time will become memories and then the cycle will repeat itself. Much like it’s happened with your past relationships with every single person you’ve ever loved, the giddiness and peaceful euphoria of your best memories will never fade away. No matter where life takes you, you will always reach a point where you can slow down for a while and give yourself the opportunity to take in your surroundings and learn from where you are, and if you happen to hate that place, you will always have the chance to take a step back and begin again.
Eventually, the day will come when you will wake up in your brand new bed in your new home town and you’ll realize that reality is not as scary as you once thought it would be. You will meet new people that will utterly ignite you with the brilliance of their eyes and the fire of their minds and soon enough the pieces of your heart will find their way back together again. The pages of your story will keep turning like this planet does around the sun and with every sunrise and every sunset you will cry and you will feel and you will laugh and you will remember all the things you saw and the people you met and the life you got to live.
If you are currently in a point in life where the anxiety of change seems to grasp your chest and rattle you from the inside, take a deep breath and immerse yourself in it. Let this world guide you where it wants you to go and save yourself the heartache of putting up a fight, savoring instead the meaning of each moment you find yourself involved in along the way. Nothing in life comes as surely as death except maybe for change, and with this in mind you must remember to keep going, hoping that one day you’ll get to where you want to be and perhaps figure things out along the way.