Power to change

Matt Scieszinski, Opinion Writer

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“Change is a powerful thing, people are powerful beings, trying to find the power in me to be faithful.” Lana Del Rey’s song “Change” really struck a chord with me when I first listened to it. The song captures the moments where the singer came to terms with all the changes in her life. To me, change is something scary and hard to comprehend. I like having a set routine for everything I do and conversing with the same people every day. If you can’t tell, I’m overly comfortable with my comfort zone.

As someone who has never been able to handle change well, going into a new year brings some unnecessary anxiety. With new people, classes, and activities, I feel like I have no control over the future and how I will maintain being faithful to myself. Also, with all the changes I want to carry out, I start to worry about the uncontrollable. Will I be successful? Am I who I want to be? All these questions won’t have answers until I break free from my comfort zone.

Throughout the frustration of the change, I found myself praying to God for guidance, which is something I usually never do. This took a lot of power out of me to trust Him and His process. As I sat down one day to process all the new that was happening, that song played through my mind. I felt a wave of peace and revelation. I realized that it’s perfectly fine to not have control over every piece of my life, because I own the power to make decisions and the ability to push myself to greater things.

Releasing your inhibitions is the first step to making a positive change within yourself. It will help to clear out your mind and calm yourself for any unexpected changes that come your way. As long as you stay faithful to who you are, you will always be strong enough to withstand change. As the song finishes with the line “There’s a change gonna come, I don’t know where or when, but whenever it does we’ll be here for it”, I remind myself that I’m ready for where life may take me.

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Power to change