I’ve always loved the beginning of the school calendar year. It brings with it more structure, consistency, and the hopes of cooler weather! It also brings forward a fresh start, new goals, and an opportunity to create vision. Have you noticed how the fall seems to accelerate us right into the end of the calendar year? There is a collective energy during this time of the year and at the New Year that seems to give us an extra push into possibility.
1.a: Capable of being bent or flexed; pliable: a flexible hose.
1.b: Readily bending or twisting the body without injury: You can play soccer much better if you’re flexible.
2. Able to change to cope with variable circumstances: “a flexible and quietly competent administrator” (Jerome Karabel).
3. Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs: a job with flexible hours; a flexible definition of normality.
Why are we so resistant to change or doing things we’ve never done before? Moving out of my comfort zone is always a challenge and when I examine why that is, I can’t really find any good reason. I realize I get lazy in my comfort, and the other side of that coin is boredom, being stuck, and not growing.