If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown
My 4 year old has a very HARD time with change. He likes things like they are and upon realizing that life is how it was… he proceeds to MELT DOWN. Case in point. The sun is going down, therefore it’s time to go inside. This change triggers full blown temper tantrum. Change with a 4 year old can be dangerous and draining.
In my early years as a designer, I was just like my boy. Change killed me. It stabbed my poor sad artist ego directly in the heart.
Situations in which I did an internal meltdown on, now make me laugh. I have a peace and knowing that change is good. The picture is finally clear. I ultimately am not in control, God is. I understand change happens for a reason (as well as everything), and is part of a bigger plan. I’m not a preachy type person, but this change in me – has brought me to a place where I am content with what happens. It is what it is and worrying about it hinders my quality of life.
Not saying I don’t get all emotional over spilled milk, I am a woman and all…. but overall I finally get it. Now if we who “get it” can just make some changes in some people with this issue of not liking change… the whole world would change for good
Words of wisdom to artsy designer type people:
Art that you are paid for is not your own, it’s whoever is buying it. This can be true of photography, web design, graphic design, paintings, etc. If you are working one-on-one with a client, surrender the ego at the door. Embrace what the change, even if it goes against what you learned in school or what have you. By doing this – you will rocket yourself to a small demographic of successful artists, who people actually want to work with. I’m not sure why artsy people are so reluctant to change. As soon as I broke free from change-hatred – my careers started to form.
Closing words? Change is good. Deal with it.
- Digital Mom