As much as I bring constant change upon myself what with my about steps in location, job, etc., I have to let you in on a little secret: I actually don’t much like change. It is very hard for me to accustom myself to a change in anything, from my hair to my bed to my apartment. I like the comfort of the status quo, the stability of knowing that what happened yesterday is probably a good indication of what’s going to happen today and what will happen tomorrow…

and yet, as tends to happen every six months, I find myself at a major crossroads.

In one week, I’ll be moving abroad. I’ll be hunkering down in rainy London and, while not completely starting over, as I’ve lived there before, I’ll be reconnecting with friends, discovering new places and finding new things to do all over again. I’ll be pushed outside my comfort zone a little bit because there’s no way of knowing what will happen and how it will all turn out. I’m not complaining, but I will say that at some point, having a “home” where I find this somewhat illusive stability sounds like an appealing proposition!

As I start to get ready and say my goodbyes, self-doubt and sadness are starting to creep in a little bit. As much as I am changing, everyone else is, too- people are moving, getting new jobs, getting married- and I feel like I’ll miss out on it all if I’m half a world away!

As I was thinking about all of this, I was also doing some blogging, and came across an interesting ad:

I know this is for an oil change, but I thought it was pretty cool that I came across it just as I was writing this post. (Or, alternatively, scary that Google could tell what I was typing!)

I guess I’ll just have to remember that change is good, right? And that I need to get my oil changed…


  • Endymion

    August 23, 2013 - 4:27 pm

    Google watches us, lol!
    I understand your sentiment towards changes in life, I feel pretty much the same, but we all have to face the truth: things change, sadly, and have to be prepared. Good luck girl, and have a grat week end!


    • Khaleelah Jones

      August 24, 2013 - 9:38 pm

      Google so does watch us- but then again, as a blogger, I guess I should be okay with that, huh? Thanks for the well wishes! x

  • Jessica

    August 23, 2013 - 7:07 pm

    I can definitely understand your dislike of change. I am the same way…but in my life, change is usually a bad thing. But sadly, things change. I guess that they have to, otherwise we'd still be living in caves and running around naked. 😛

    Best of luck with your move! 🙂

  • Mica T

    August 23, 2013 - 11:54 pm

    Moving to London sounds very exciting, even if change is a little scary. Looking back, you will always be grateful for changes in your life, they add a bit of excitement 🙂

    Away From Blue

  • Adela

    August 24, 2013 - 2:54 pm

    I'm the exact opposite. I love change! I strive for it. I get bored very easily and change adds excitement.
    Adela x

  • Freyas Fashion Chapter

    August 24, 2013 - 9:46 pm

    Thanks for the comment on my blog! I'd love to follow each other, I have on bloglovin and GFC, looks forward to you following back x
    Freya's Fashion Chapter

  • ZxM Style-Squared

    August 25, 2013 - 3:30 am

    i am the opposite- i hate when things are always the same. love to change myself and things surrounding me!:0 change is definitely good-most of the time!:)

  • Emma

    August 25, 2013 - 5:23 pm

    Wowser! There's change, and then there is 'throwing everything up into the wind and following it anywhere'. I would say moving country definitely is in the latter category!

    You're very brave, moving to another country to live is one of my 'absolute must dos' preferably one where I am forced to learn the language to survive!

    If you're looking for a travel guide round London, let me know! 🙂

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog too.

    Hmm maybe…

    • Khaleelah Jones

      September 1, 2013 - 3:18 pm

      I'm always always always looking for new friends/tour guides, I'll definitely take you up on that when I arrive next week! x

  • Trina Swanepoel

    August 26, 2013 - 11:45 am

    change is really good! 🙂

  • katielouise x

    August 26, 2013 - 1:16 pm

    i feel like i can relate to this post so well! i feel exactly the same and the thought of change is one that scares me a little too much. that being said, change is good (although scary and daunting!) because without change we would never develop into who we are! so good luck with the move and being one step closer to accepting change xx

    Katie-Louise | 

    • Khaleelah Jones

      September 1, 2013 - 3:19 pm

      Thanks so much Katie-Louise! You're right, without change I'd still be…well, goodness knows where! x

  • Emily

    August 27, 2013 - 10:37 am

    Change is always good! You will be fine!

    Thankyou for your comment!


  • Fernanda

    August 27, 2013 - 11:26 am

    Haha sometimes we find inspiration and encouragement in the oddest places! Good luck with the move! xx

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