#reverb15//Day 10//Change vs. Habit

In December, we remember.

All 31, we write a ton.

Join Kim and me as we recall,

No story too long, no tale too tall!

Day 10: Creature of habit or lover of change? This year were you a creature of habit? Or did you seek change? Or a combination of both?

At first glance I thought, “Oh this is eeeeeeasy. Habit, habit, habithabithabit.”

But the more I think about 2015, the more I realize how I really have embraced change this

My initials and my doc's initials indicating that is, in fact, the knee that's getting scoped.

year. In January, I injured my knee. I wrote about it here if it interests you. That injury was the catalyst for a lot of change this year.

I am for sure a creature of habit. I typically hate change and avoid it at all costs. I don’t understand why things can’t just stay the same. If it’s working, why tinker???  But the knee injury threw me for a loop and I had to adjust. In a split second, I went from being monumentally busy teaching group fitness classes and personal training to, well, bored. I was physically unable to do the things that normally ate up all my time and found myself at a loss.

I had to change. I had to find new ways to entertain myself. I had to find new ways to make a living. I had to find a new outlet for my emotional and physical energy.

CTFThat’s how CTF got off the ground. Can’t teach class? No problem. I’ll build a business.

Jason made everything a little less scary because, let’s face it, that’s why I hate change. It’s scary. I don’t like not knowing what I’m doing. It’s an uncomfortable place for me.

2015, while not my favorite year ever, has been the first year in a long time where facing my fears was the path most take. . I didn’t avoid the tough stuff. I didn’t avoid situations in which the outcome could mean…change. I created a new habit of dealing with things more directly. Not a bad habit to pick up.

Top 5 Fears Turned Habits in 2015

  1. Tough conversations
  2. Therapy
  3. Sprinting in RPM
  4. Starting a business
  5. Trying new things

Did you crave change this year?

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