Change: You are not a Tree

Have you ever planted a tree before?

There are so many things to think about before you even plant a tree.

For example:

  • Do you want something quick growing?
  • Do you want something that grows fruit/nuts?
  • Do you want to attract birds?
  • Do you want to attract bees?
  • Do you want an evergreen?
  • Do you want a deciduous?

The list goes on.

You need to think about these things, because once a tree has been planted and has taken root, it’s very difficult (or very costly), to move it.

So why am I telling you about trees?  Because a tree can’t change where it is, we as humans are adaptable to change.

Why is change important?

Change can be a scary thing.  Fear can stop us from changing, but unlike a tree, we have the capability to move or change the situation.

I’m telling you about change because I have had to make some changes in my life.

This year my youngest child (Miles) started school.  Here in Australia, single parents are entitled to parenting assistance.  This parenting assistance however is only available until the child reaches 7 years of age. After this time, the parenting assistance is no longer available and the parent needs to look for paid employment or choose to go without.

Although I still can qualify for parenting assistance, it has been my decision to look for part-time employment.

One of my major reasons for looking for employment is that I want/need to do renovations in my humble abode. Unless I win the lotto or come into an inheritance, I need to be working for a minimum of 6 months before the bank will consider increasing my home loan.

advice from a tree

Working does mean changes to routines and adapting to these changes.

So I’m going to take that advice from a tree.

Although change can be scary, change can open your life to a whole new world of possibilities.

Have you had to make any major changes recently?
How did you cope with the change?
What part of change do you find difficult to deal with?

7 thoughts on “Change: You are not a Tree”

  1. Great quote and analogy! Good luck with your changes!
    I am weird I love change, and kind of need it in my life. I think it’s really healthy to introduce “positive” changes into our lives. I’ve also heard that change keeps us younger, forces our brains to react more and learn and thus keeps us younger:)
    I will say though, when I have to make a change that I am not looking forward to, (changing something I like because life requires) that is when change becomes hard on me!

  2. This is such an amazing post and comes at the perfect time for me (even if I am late to reading it) I actually saw the title and saved it for when I’d have time to actually sit down and not just skim it. Change can be scary but you’re so right about it being able to change your life and bring new possibilities. Good luck with the job!!

    1. Thanks Kelsey, I’m back logged with reading my blog posts, so I do the same, save when I can read properly.
      I’m glad you can identify with it.
      The new job so far is going great.

  3. Great post. When I was ten I used to love cartoons and could not understand why my mum didn’t. I was convinced I was right and she was wrong. I no longer love cartoons. My point is we all change our opinions and behaviors, some more than others, and in doing so we learn more about ourselves and the world. Embrace the change and grow 🙂
    P.S. You have a great blog, have you considered monetizing it with adverts that would benefit your readers?

    1. That’s a great analogy, and it’s true, what you use to love, you may not anymore.
      Nothing wrong with change that’s for sure.

      and as for the ps, I have, and I haven’t, but it is on the list to explore more that’s for sure.

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