Times Are Changing



Times are changing, are you?

Today I realized that I haven’t written a blog post in over three months. Ridiculousness on my part. I wondered why I hadn’t, and it hit me. What I wanted to talk about and write about had changed. Times, for me, are changing. I need to change with them. As one very famous Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” This is a quote that I tried to live by in college. I 100% believed that if I didn’t take time to look around and enjoy what was around me I would miss it all. That was a lot easier done when my biggest concern was whether or not I studied hard enough for a Stats test and if the hang over would affect the out come.

I, Amy S. Doucette am not in college anymore. I admit it freely. I have been free of all nighters, ulcer inducing tests and RA rounds every week for two and a half years. I now have a 45-50 hour a week job, teaching dance, rent to make, student loans to pay, friends to see, family to care for, boy to pay attention to, unpacking and to round it all off keep myself sane. I will say that if this was the most stressful situation I’ve dealt with, I’d be lying. A lot has happened in my life and I know I’ve only spun the wheel in the game of LIFE only a few times. I know that if I want to rack up those little LIFE cards and want to fill my car I’ll have spin the wheel plenty of more times. The only thing I’m concerned with is, am I ready? Am I ready for the changes ahead?

I’ve never been good with change. I am one of those people who likes a schedule and sticking to said schedule. I don’t like surprises of the unappetizing nature and I don’t always fly by the seat of my pants. I’ve spoken with people who have a few more turns with the LIFE wheel under their belts. I’ve heard the same thing over and over really. Change, the future and life’s surprises don’t give a rat’s ass about my comfort level. In fact it thrives on an uncomfortable vibe. This makes me stress out and worry that maybe things won’t go the way I’ve planned and I’ll have to throw the schedule out the window along with my own play book on life. Times are changing… crap.

As I sit here my lovely iPod is even in on this thinking and through shuffle The Beatles “Let it Be” came on. Ok John, Paul, George and Ringo I get it. I can’t control everything and whether I want it to or not times are changing. My time is changing. I’m transitioning to big girl pants and I can’t cry over spilled beer anymore. I’m getting older and with that comes different life choices and priorities. I can’t whine and expect other people to take care of my problems. I need to understand that I can’t do it all with a smile on my face. Hell, I can’t do it all… period. Give and take needs to enter my vernacular because times after all, are changing.  How are you?


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  1. * Noreen says:

    Very Well Said Amy….

    Tomorrow (23rd) is/was my youngest brother’s Birthday. Paul would’ve been 33. Can I imagine him a 33 year old, can I imagine him right here right now?? I don’t know…. 😦

    Life does take unexpected turns…mine did that June afternoon when Paul was hit by a car. I can still remember the day like it was yesterday. I was very young & for years after wondered if I had done the one thing I was asked would he still be here. Yep….isn’t there always that what if… Ask me & I’ll tell you what happened to him.

    This “turn in the road” my family & I experienced soooo long ago is why I am in Maine. Memories lingered & it was time for something new. I will say Maine was a very good turn for me. My confidence grew because of the friends I had here in school and now my Mary Kay Business is doing wonders with me & talking in front of people. Massachusetts was Great & Pepperell is my home town, but Maine is where I grew into who I am.

    Crazy what can happen, when life takes you for Unexpected Turns!!! Good or Bad!

    | Reply Posted 12 years ago
  2. * Elisa says:

    Don’t be so hard on yourself…you’re doing a pretty good job. 🙂

    Change is hard which is why everybody wants someone else to go first.

    Own your life and you will love the spins that much more.

    | Reply Posted 12 years ago


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