The last few years I’ve worked really hard on dealing with change: adapting to it, but mainly trying new ways when things don’t turn out the way I’d envisioned. Making changes can be extremely difficult, and you might not even accomplish your goal in the end. However, I keep telling myself that at least I tried.
Yesterday, as I drove home after a fun evening at the Basque Center, I realized that change can sometimes be overrated. It took me four months last time to set the clock in my car correctly after daylight savings. For a brief couple of months my iPhone and car were in sync, but then the hour changed again and I’ve been driving since March in Pacific Standard Time.
Then, at two in the morning last night, I looked at the dashboard and something beautiful had happened: the clocks on my phone and the car were once again in agreement, and I didn’t have to do anything but wait.
I guess there are times when all you need to do for things to change is be patient. They might get out of whack for a while, but if you let them run their course, eventually they’ll be right again.
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