Jun 272017

Change happens to all of us at the same time



Massive internal state of confliction.


My intent was to write how change doesn’t come easy.


For the past several weeks I’ve been following an unfolding story.

My friend Karen put me onto the story when she wrote about her Filled With Pride experience.

A small, but very courageous and inspiring group wanted to hold the very first Pride Day in Their Town and raise a Pride flag.

Since then, there have been two incidents, culminating in a third flag raised in 14 days.


Here’s the thing.

I want to say this is what some, a lot of change looks like.

For all of us.

  1. Decide what you want.
  2. Make a plan.
  3. Work damn hard to make it happen.
  4. Celebrate.


Then from out of left field you’re blindsided.

Shit you deep down may have expected,

but really didn’t expect,



You pick yourself up,

brush yourself off,

reassemble the pieces.

Even while shock lingers.


Then crap happens again.

Bigger crap.

What’s the point, you think.


You are.

Y.O.U. are the reason to keep going.

You being you is THAT important.


Here’s the thing.

I don’t want to hijack their story.

Even though I just did.

Sort of.


Their story is so many stories right now.

Across so many issues.

So many things are coming to a head all at the same time.

Each deserves to be highlighted.

Because they’re all THAT important to where we go from here.


All those bigger issues are founded in each one of us.

We may want to change or we may be forced to change.

Either way, there’s no stopping change.


What changes change though, is who we decide to be in the process of change.

Change shifts from being in the realm of being over there,

to being right here.

Not them.



There’s only one thing to do in the midst of change.

Show up.

Keeping showing up.

As only you can.

Which means we all show up together.



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