"Metamorphosis" is a culmination of lifelong learning from changes in my own life, but was also inspired by the experiences of various friends. One such friend (whom I only met recently in the Spring) just happens to be one of this year's contest winners (see "It Doesn't Matter Much..." by Jaisa Sulit). She and my husband experienced similar accident injuries, and I'm blessed to now have her in our lives. Another inspired me from a late-night chat we had about a piece of writing she had shared with our writing class.
It is partially in knowing that I have great and wonderful friends (new and old - it's quite a large social network) that I am able to adapt quite well to difficult changes - changing jobs, changing lifestyles, changing circumstances - such as my husband's injury and on-going recovery. But even with adaptability, I've learned that you should never lose sight of your true self (believe me, I have, but have been quite fortunate to have found myself again - thank goodness!). We all go through change in our lives, some more than others, and some change more difficult than others. But it is through change that we learn resilience, we grow, we prosper. Just remember to be true to yourself through it all.
Ridgeview-Glen is still going through its process of metamorphosis. We're now in brain-storming and design phases of renovations - quite a long process, with ups and downs, and unexpected turns itself. More on this to come over the next few months. Until then, cheers to change :)