Change can be stressful. Especially when we didn’t expect it. Being laid off from your job. Divorce. Discovering your pregnant. Illness. Unexpected change, like these examples, can obviously be traumatic.

Believe it or not, positive change can be just as traumatic. Buying a new home. Getting promoted. Losing a bunch of weight. Getting engaged. Discovering your pregnant.

Change is change. It’s pushing us out of our comfort zone and makes us feel like we have no control over our lives. Even when the change is extremely positive, our egos will begin to pull us back into our comfort zone. It’s why we can lose weight, look and feel great, and then gain it back.

I like to think of these moments of change as the moment before something amazing begins in your life. It’s not the end of your story. It’s the beginning of a new one. Divorce is painful but what if another person is right around the corner that’s a better match for you? That pregnancy will be your next miracle of love. You overcome cancer and you inspire people around you with your strength.

This is your life. You can write your story anyway you want. Are you a sad, lonely, angry divorcee that has been wronged? Or are you a strong, capable, and independent woman that is enjoying her new challenges?


Jen Thoden

PS. Here’s an outfit inspiration based on this moodboard…

Outfit Idea: Don't Be Afraid of Change. It's Leading You To A New Beginning.