Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Make That Change

It’s that time of year to think about all that we are grateful for. I’m grateful for change. As hard as it may be at some times, change means that we are learning, growing, and becoming.

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Time certainly can help change things. But, let’s ask ourselves where the change really stems from. Time can push things along, make things go away, etc. However, we are the ones who allow that change to happen. At some point, we make the decision to change. Change usually does happen over time. It’s a process. But, I think once we are able to start that process, we will truly start to see change occur in many aspects of our lives.

As many of you know, I moved back to my hometown in Virginia from Utah about three months ago. It’s been a process. Time has flown by, but, I can look back at my life two months and even one month ago and see the change that has occurred. Today, another big step will be taking place.

Today, I officially will become a Virginia resident again!

This time last year, I was officially becoming a Utah resident; getting my Utah Driver’s License, getting my Utah plates, and switching my car insurance over to Utah, etc. {I waited 11 months to do that. Oops!} Now, here I am switching it all back over to Virginia. And, you know what? It feels right.

Who knows where I’ll end up {let’s just be honest and say “California” one day} but for now, this is where I’m meant to be. It’ll be a new step for me to say goodbye to my plates with the slogan “The Greatest Snow on Earth” on them. It’s a small but necessary step in moving on from the life I once lived and onto something new and better. It’s one more thing I can do to make these changes myself :)

If you want to make the world a better place
take a look at yourself then make that change.”
-Michael Jackson

17 comments:

Carolyn said...

YAY! :) It's a big step in this new chapter of your life. Enjoy every minute of it girlie!!

Megan@ Meg's Craft Creations said...

Thank you Chelsea! It is so true that time can change everything. I think the sooner we realize that change doesn't have to be a bad thing, the easier our trial become.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Megan

CALLIE said...

Yay for you!!! Change is good :)

And I love the Michael Jackson shoutout :)

the girl in the red shoes said...

Good for you! I think great things are headed your way! xoxo

Miss K said...

what a great feeling! welcome home!

Ashley said...

Woohoo for the east coast!!! So exciting. Can't wait to meet you in a few weeks, miss Virginia res! Awesome. Ps. I gave you and a few of my favorite DC bloggers an award today- so excited to meet you girls soon! :)

Amanda C. said...

That is a wonderful way to look at it. I hope you find happiness in your new life.

whitney said...

you know....VA is for lovers. i think that is better than snow.

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Yay!! So happy for you! I love that first quote, it's so true!

Shane Prather said...

This is so true, thanks for sharing the inspiration :)

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! It's true - change does require an active choice. Things like time and space help though for sure!

Siri Natalia said...

Awesome! By the way, LOVE the MJ quote at the end! Perfect!

Sprinkles and Snapshots said...

How Exciting! :)

Lia Joy @ life is aMAYESing said...

So happy for you and proud of you :) Great attiude to have!

katie.michelle said...

Change can be so hard, but so rewarding at the same time. :) Without change, we would all just be stagnant, and who really wants that?! Great post!

katie.michelle said...

and ps; california would be happy to have you!! ;)

Raquel said...

You're so inspiring miss Chelsea!
And yay for Virginiaaaaaa! :)