You know that song from David Bowie? I’m giving away my age now.

Yes, there are many changes happening in my life right now. I don’t know about you, but I don’t embrace change too well.

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They say change is good. I guess some changes are good, but not all changes are good, at least, not for me.

I’m bummed out about one of the people I work with is leaving. We have worked together for four years. Now that we finally understand each other, he’s leaving.

I am happy for him as it’s a great opportunity, but I am sad for me.

Another change is my neighbors below me are moving out at the end of the month. Not only that, my next door neighbors are moving out too. I found this all out in a matter of one week.

I was devastated. I like the guy who is leaving and I like my neighbors who are moving out. Selfishly, I don’t want any of them going anywhere. I just want everything to remain status quo.

But this isn’t life… life is full of changes, some good and some not so good. I’m praying I’m assigned to someone kind and fair. I also pray my new neighbors are nice and considerate.

In a matter of weeks, things will be different. I am hoping it won’t be for the worst. I always seem to anticipate the worst though. Thank God I’m married to an optimist.

You know what I thought was nice about the guy who is leaving. He apologized to me. He said he was sorry he wasn’t nice or kind to me in the beginning. He said he misunderstood me. He thanked me for being patient with him (I don’t know if my husband would agree that I’m patient).

I was touched by him saying this. He didn’t have to.

It’s nice when people actually *get* me and where I’m coming from. I’ve been misunderstood far too many times in my life (but that’s for another post).

I will miss him and my neighbors greatly.

How do you handle changes in your life? Good? Bad? Please share in the comment section below.