Changes can be thrust upon us suddenly, or they can gradually take hold slowly.  Regardless, change can have a profound effect on us and our lives.  Change can be good, bad, or both.  Having a baby is usually a very good thing for a couple, but if that couple is 14 or 54, that changes things quite a bit.  Divorce can be very bad for a family, but if it is an abusive relationship, it turns into something good.  Going from high school to college can be very trying.  For most, that change is both good and bad.  Old friends may never be seen again, but new friends and experiences are just on the horizon.  Family members are left at home, but independence is being realized.

There are a lot of changes going on in my life, just as there are many changes going on in countless lives around the world.  No matter how badly things might seem for me, I am thankful I live in a country where I have the ability to bounce back.  Some of these changes are out of my control.  For those, I will just raise my glass and see where these changes take me.  For the changes I do control, I pour myself a glass of bourbon and hope I don’t fuck it up.

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