Change can be a scary thing. Especially while taking the leap into early recovery. I had so much change in that transition between lifestyles(chaos to sobriety that is) that it became too big an obstacle, or pile of change, for me to handle at the time. Some people get so much change they just don't know what to do with it. Some people are so desperate for change that they'll beg for it.
In my experience, I had so much change backlogged that it got really overwhelming for me. It felt like I had to deal with it all at once, and if it wasn't(dealt with all at once)then there was something wrong with me. It's very important when working through the steps of recovery that we take the time necessary to process the things we need to get better. Change being a really big and important one. Making sure that we don't overwhelm ourselves in the process.
"It's very important when working through the steps of recovery that we take the time necessary to process the things we need to get better. Change being a really big and important one."
One thing about change specifically is that the only thing that doesn't change...is that everything changes. Corny, I know, but it's the truth man. Another thing, that I love, about life in long-term recovery is that even though change never stops getting tossed your way, you will learn how to handle it as it comes. Eventually, you'll gain the life skills and healthy coping mechanisms to process these changes as they come at you. Then you won't have to worry about all those anxiety-inducing piles, or jars full of change taking up space on your shelves or countertops. ...Which is a very nice place to be in your life journey.
Just remember, whenever you feel overwhelmed with how much change you have piled up...reaching out for a Coinstar is always a good choice. :)
Have a good week everyone.