Change n. the act, process or result of making different.Change vb. to make different in some wayMerriam Webster 2010
“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar…“I – I hardly know, Sir, just at present,”Alice replied rather shyly, “at least I know who I was when I got up this morning,but I think I must have changed several times since then.”~ Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Like Alice, change and the rapidity of it, can leave us confused, a little baffled, and gulping for air. In fact, if we assimilate transition into our world on a routine basis, the subtlties and impact of change can be welcomed and embraced. William Bridges describes in his book Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes (2004) that every transition begins with an ending, requires time in a neutral zone and is completed when there is a sense of a new beginning. When viewed through this construct, change can be a refreshing way to move on, start anew and be revitalized.