I am thinking about how so many people I know dislike change. Just hate, hate, hate any sort of change be it at work or at home or even the set up of a grocery store (heh).
I like change and I stick out at work because of it. I work in a heavily union environment where change is considered bad and scary and sticking with "what we have always done" is what people are comfortable with. I have a good friend who also likes change, maybe two now I think about it. My boss likes change and so does my peer (this is a reflection of a new direction the college is heading and a change in itself).
There can be folks who get hysterical because of a systems or reorg change that either has nothing to do with them or eases their work load, it's the dangdest thing.
The Knotted Pony
Proud and upstanding member of the Snort and Blow Clique.
While I like having a home space to retreat to, I love change. Heck, in my job I change locations and job titles/positions every 2-3 years. I love traveling to new places, I love trying new foods, I love new challenges. Even if I don't actually like the new thing itself, I like that there is a new thing - I couldn't do basically the same job at the same place for years and years.
I love change. You, of course, need consistency in life or you go a little crazy, but you can't grow without change, and you can't stay the same. So, you either grow bigger by being challenged by change, or smaller for avoidance of change. You can never stay the same. So, scary but growing is good.
No, I do not like change...my basic nature is to be stressed by it. But, I have learned to embrace it, and even make a living at it, because it is going to happen any way
You and me both
I'm kind of like a horse. I like and thrive on routine. I can handle new/changing demands at work pretty well and like learning new things, but overall I like routine and predictability. Which means I'm sort of boring, but I'm ok with that.
"smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"
Big changes like location, house, job, etc...I don't mind it as long as I have somewhat of a head ups. We moved around a lot when I was a kid, so I kind of have a 'meh' attitude about it.
However, I have a pretty set morning routine, wake up, let dogs out, make coffee/english muffin, put contacts in, let dogs in, wake up to some internet surfing while I eat breakfast, get baby up at 7... then I'm ready to go. If a wrench gets thrown in that... I'm a beast for the rest of the day.
My in-laws, OTOH, have been living in the same house for 40 years, working the same jobs they did when they got out of high school 40 years ago, and eating the same rotation of things every day since they set a dinner schedule 40 years ago. You should have seen the looks I got when I offered to bring a pot roast one Sunday, instead of the usual chicken!
Originally Posted by MistyBlue
I prefer them outside playing as opposed to standing in the barn aisle playing "I can crap more than you"