In my inaugural post here at the SLA-IT Blog I'd like to ask you what helps you (personally) handle change? The fact of the matter is that we all have trouble with change, some of us are just better at hiding it than others :)
For me, it's a song. Pretty simple right? Well, maybe not, it's a song that I have been listening to for years, but have just come to appreciate even more. The song is titled "The Wood Song" and it's by the Indigo Girls. You can find the complete lyrics on their site. I'd also like to share some of them here with you.
The song starts out by saying "the thin horizon of a plan is almost clear my friends and I have had a hard time bruising our brains hard up against change" - how many times have you felt that way? The fact of the matter is, no matter how much we fight it - and we all do at times - change is going to happen. The song ends with:
sometimes i ask to sneak a closer look skip to the final chapter of the book and maybe steer us clear from some of the pain that it took to get us where we are this far but the question drowns in its futility and even i have got to laugh at me cause no one gets to miss the storm of what will be just holding on for the ride the wood is tired the wood is old and we’ll make it fine if the weather holds but if the weather holds then we’ll have missed the point
I just love this song! It's one of those bits of my younger days that has stuck with me and grown with me over the years. I highly recommend that you find a copy (maybe a friend has a CD you can listen to) or buy a copy on your favorite MP3 site, it's well worth a listen and well worth sharing with those colleagues who are having trouble adapting to the high rate of change we're all going through right now.