June 30, 2015

Transient Tuesdays: Change

Transient Tuesdays: Change
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. 
― Mahatma Gandhi

Transient Tuesdays: Change

My life has been about change – My life unexpectedly changed at 18 years old when a blood clot landed me in a coma, and the past decade since then has been all about healing, changing, growing and evolving. For me, I tend to look outwards for guidance on how exactly to change. I find such solace in the world of nature around me. To watch the trees transitioning with the seasons helps me tune in to what I need to change internally, or the new direction I am to follow.

Transient Tuesdays: Change

Just as Summer accelerates towards a spectacular Autumn gust, I have learned that there is a time to say goodbye to old childhood memories and take on a new, deeper identity, ,based in who I was, yet shaped by what has happened to me.

Transient Tuesdays: Change

And just as winter eventually thaws to make way for Spring peonies, I have learned that all good things do take time – and late bloomers and beautiful too!

Transient Tuesdays: Change

I wanted to share this wonderful song about change and transitions from the Broadway show “Carnival” called “Mira”.  This is a recording of me singing this years ago, trying to come to terms with how my life had changed so suddenly, and had changed me as well.  Yet, I still yearned to feel like myself.  How do we get back to “Mira” – a place where “everybody knows our name” when life keepings changing…


And that’s the question I leave you with today – how can we continue to change and grow while still feeling that same Self that we woke up to this world with? 

And as REO Speedwagon says, just roll with the changes!!!

Transient Tuesdays: Change

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” 
― Lao Tzu

Transient Tuesdays: Change

ABOUT AUTHOR:

Transient Tuesdays: Change
“I am an artist, performer, musician, foodie, creator, and life-lover on a beautiful detour after at age 18, a sudden blood clot caused me to fall into a coma for months. Piecing together my life after my initial dreams of performing musical theatre took a turn into broader horizons. I believe it is my mission to spread messages of hope and strength while doing what I love to do, which is CREATE. Art, Music, Theatre, Writing - the world is full of everyday miracles and beautiful detours...” You can find more information on my website at www.amyoes.com"

NOTE: This is a guest post by blogger Amy Oestreicher-Thetford, who writes at www.allspiceandacrylics.blogspot.com. Don't forget to stop by her blog, and congratulate her on her wedding

A big thanks to this talented blogger, for joining us in Transient TuesdaysNext week, on Transient Tuesdays, we have Laura. Stay tuned to read more, scribblers!


Previously on Transient Tuesdays:
Transient Tuesdays: Announcement
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7 comments:

  1. Change is so important with life. Not only do you have to make yourself change but you have to embrace it. We are not trees therefore we have to move.

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  2. I thought this was you Amy - I recognised your artwork instantly :) Lovely reading more about you!

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  3. Change is opportunity! Love your posts

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  4. Change can be so scary... but you always come through stronger. Here's to better days ahead!

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  5. I agree with you, change is scary. But it always brings something better. Such an inspiring story. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Have a great weekend!

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  6. You have certainly experienced bad times however it is great that you are using that to inspire others. We appreciate you sharing your story with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

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  7. Wow Amy's work is so recognizable! Thanks for sharing, change is hard but something we all deal with and we are usually better in the end! Thanks for joining the Link-It To Me link party, I hope you will party with us again next week!

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