Essay — Change

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As you may have noticed, our website has changed. There’s a new picture, attractive books to read excerpts from, and lots more to see and click on.

Some days I’m glad because now I have fewer deadlines. Which gives me more time to write and do other things. Yet once in awhile, I’m sad because I liked the routine of thinking and composing an essay every two weeks. It was safe and I knew what to do.

Besides making me sad and glad, change also raises a bunch of questions.

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For instance–Is the new better than the old? Do I like the fresh format? And if I don’t, can I change back to the old familiar? Will I be able to find my way around this modernized website? Or will I click the wrong button and make the whole thing disappear?

And that’s another thing that makes change unpopular: it’s scary.

Yet usually once all the questions have answers and the newness becomes comfortable, change turns out to be much better than anticipated.

For me, the doubt and blowback stopped yesterday when I found myself thinking, this new way of doing things is wonderful.

In fact, I was almost to the point of yelling, “I love it, love it, love it!”

However, that will take a little more time.

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