This summer I have been listening to one of my favorite Tom Petty albums, Wildflowers. The third song on the album Time To Move On has really spoken to me. Maybe it is because my life this summer is all about moving on, moving forward. The last few months have been filled with many changes which are exciting yet unsettling at the same time.
“Time to move on,
Time to get going.
What lies ahead,
I have no way of knowing.
But under my feet, baby,
The grass is growing.
Time to move on,
It’s time to get going.”
Time To Move On by Tom Petty
Everyone goes through transitions throughout their life, whether that is finishing school, changing jobs or careers, getting married, moving, illness, changing relationships, etc. Changes can make you feel unsettled. It is scary not knowing which way to turn or what direction to go.
Sometimes a change is needed if you feel you are in a rut, or life seems boring and uneventful. I believe these are signals to examine your life to find out what makes you happy. Many times it is a change of the mind and not necessarily a circumstance. Your perception is the key.
“Life is about perception. The quicker I learned that the happier I was.” Anonymous
All of this is ok because in this uncertain space that feels shaky, unpredictable, unstable, insecure, or restless, we find lessons. Lessons that teach us that change is inevitable and tomorrow does not look like yesterday. If we look at changes or obstacles as a life lesson, then we can look at our challenges in a positive way.
“What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be.” Anonymous
Change is needed for growth. Don’t let the grass grow under your feet. Keep moving on, whether that is physically moving, emotionally moving, or mentally moving.
Keep moving. Keep learning. Keep growing. Keep dreaming.
Change helps you to find what you need in life may not be what you thought you wanted. It is time for something better!
“Open your eyes to see all the possibilities available to you instead of what you think should happen. Otherwise you miss the miracles.” Lynn Lok-Payne