…… the more I like other things to stay the same.
Change used to bring me a lot of stress. I suppose it still does now, but I’m learning to cope with it much more easily. I’ve been forced to really, since the job I have now is forever changing. My work schedule, my co-workers, my guests and all their issues….
Because of that, I like everything else to be the same. I like that I wear a uniform every day – no decision to make when getting dressed.
I make the same thing for lunch every day, even though I will get the same teasing from my co-workers when I bring it out to eat. But it’s worth it not to have to stress over what to bring.
I eat the same thing for breakfast. I use the same bowl and spoon for ice cream. I eat the same ice cream.
My shopping excursions are easy.
A few weeks ago, when I was looking to replace my ASUS computer, I headed to the store to get another ASUS. I would have gotten the exact same model, had they had it, just to avoid the stress of changing.
But they didn’t have that model. Nor did they have an ASUS that was similar. (Did I mention the touch screens? On a laptop? Nothing could be further from what I’m used to than that.)
So I left. I had wanted something the same. They didn’t have it. I didn’t want the stress of looking into something new. So I left.
But I was forced to go back. And I made a decision. And luckily all is well.
So it came as a surprise to me that I actually went looking for a different brand of running shoes. I have loved the Nike Frees that Abby recommended eons ago. (Changing to that brand wasn’t too difficult since the reviews were coming from someone I knew.)
Since I had something that worked, I stayed with it. When that pair wore down, I bought another of the same kind. Same color even. And when that pair wore down, I bought another pair. Same kind. Same color.
But now, I’m thinking of something new. I’m afraid, of course, to make the decision on my own. My fear of failing is strong. So I read many online reviews, tried on many different brands, and finally came to a decision.
They arrived today.
These shooz were bought totally on faith. I was never able to find them in stores, so I had not tried them on. I’ve only read reviews on what others have said. So I’m very nervous.
But when I pushed the button to order and received an email that said “Woohoo! Your order has been accepted!” I had a good feeling. Woohoo is MY word, and used quite often by me in texts and emails. So these must be the right shoe for me.
PLUS! They told me they “couldn’t be happier that I chose to order from them , unless there was ice cream involved.”
Ooooh, they know me well.
So I have a good feeling. Of course, I’ll know more once I take them out on a test run.
And I’ll be sure to let you know in case any of you are just as nervous as me about change.