I bumped into an old friend today, after over a year and couldn’t help but notice how much has changed.
That’s the thing, change is happening every single day around us.
Be it the building coming up, your relationship with your folks, siblings, colleagues, friends or partners. Be it your hormones, your body. Be it the plant in your living room. Be it whatever! It’s inevitable and occurring every second.
A lot also need to realize and accept change as well, as scary as it may seem.
I love this quote “When someone tells you “you’ve changed” just tell them, I haven’t, I’ve just stopped living the way you think I should”
I know a couple of people who’ve never changed. In the 10+ years I may have known them. In any case, these are the same people who preach the same “nothing’s permanent”. Yet when you show the slightest change, the name calling and finger pointing nonsense begins.
I’ll use jobs as another example. Goodness me. I started radio in 2002. Left it in 2004. Went back to it for 2 months in 2005 and then it began. College. And then landed my first “actual” 8-5 job at CTN. That lasted like 5 months in 2007. In between I was offered a spot on radio again that May, but it didn’t work out. Left CTN on a bitter note. Moved on to a lampshade shop, that only lasted a month. And then I worked at Shell Petrol Station as an accountant for a year. As soon as the management took up another station things went wild and I got a cool offer at Supplements Kenya Ltd, so I took that. Did that till September 2009. At the end of December 2009 I got an offer to get back on radio and I took it in a heartbeat.
I guess somethings don’t change 🙂
Was back on radio from beginning of Feb 2010 and it was a fantastic experience. My presentation skills changed. My research got better. My Bollywood knowledge was on point. I started speaking cricket again. Interviewing UK based artists. Twitter hype. Friends. So much that I had been through but on a higher scale.
2 years later the biggest change possible happened. A massive upgrade. Radio Africa Ltd happened. And that was a slap-bang change right there!
Working hours changed, environment changed… Change, change CHANGE! It wouldn’t stop. Until it changed me.
But changed me by pushing my limits. Pushing my mind to be more creative. Learning new things every single day. From on air, to on ground, to behind the mixer to the final product.
To date, a year and 8 months gone since I joined Radio Africa Ltd, there’s still so much change around me and within me.
If you think it doesn’t affect those around you… Think again. Your friend cycle will change. Your habits will change. Your schedule will change. You will change.
The main challenge I suppose is keeping a balance. Obviously, a sudden change will affect everyone around you. But letting them accept it in bits and pieces may just be the best way to go about it.
There’s one thing I’ll always emphasize on though and that is “Don’t try to change anyone… You wouldn’t want them to change who you are, would you?”
The key is to make changes in your life, for you, for the better.
Not for anyone else… Just you.
I’m taking part in the National Blog Posting Month! I’ve committed to posting something everyday till the 30th of November! Hope you enjoy the absolute random reads and would love feedback too! Feel free to drop a comment at the bottom.