Change is hard. People say that all that time. And, I believe them. I know that the statement is about 90% true for me as well. Change is hard. I like routine and knowing what to expect. More black and white and less gray. So, these past few weeks have been hard.
The Tour de France, which, post-Lance and no-one-who-wins-the-Tour-is-clean, barely holds my attention anymore. What are they thinking this year? No prologue? No traditional Monday rest day? No time bonuses? No Johann Bruyneel at the wheel of a team car? It’s all just borderline ridiculous.
You know what else is changing? “The Deadliest Catch.” Captain Phil Harris has caused me a few gray hairs and much anxiety this season. Coughing up blood is never good, and last night, on “After the Catch,” he confirmed that he may not be able to return as captain of the Cornelia Marie next season; his fishing career may be over. I don’t care for this news one bit. If anyone leaves the fleet, I think it should be Keith. (Can I get an “amen?!”) As a matter of fact, I would like to start a campaign to vote Keith off the Bering Sea. Or at least off my favorite show. (Which ends for the season next week…more change to deal with.)
Speaking of leaving…two of my colleagues are doing just that tomorrow. This is where change hits a little too close to home, and I don’t like it one bit. Scott, graphic designer extraordinaire, has accepted a job at an advertising firm in Lancaster, and his departure leaves me not just with one less colleague, but specifically down a colleague with whom I could talk openly about my love of the Muppets and Coldplay. His departure is disheartening for me, one of his biggest Messiah fans, but I obviously wish him the best as he takes the advertising world by storm!
Then, as if that isn’t enough, my twin, my very own twin, has decided to leave her job as editor so that she spend more time with her new daughter — Clara.
Who can blame her? Not me. But, I will miss her dearly. Cute Becky was one of the first people on the third floor of Old Main that I truly connected with, so her departure is bittersweet both professionally and personally.
So, with all this change, what is staying the same? Good things like God’s faithfulness, Natalie and Emma’s complete adorableness, and the undisputable fact that Jim Henson was a genius. Right, Scott?