Monday, September 18, 2006

Fear of Change

I have come to a juncture in my life where I am forced to make a major decision. No matter which path I choose, significant change will be involved. For weeks, I have known that I will have to resolve this situation, yet I haven't been able to muster the emotional wherewithal required to do so. Finally, I have reached the point where I can't afford to put this off any longer. If I don't act and act soon, the situation will continue to exacerbate itself until I will be powerless to deal with it all.

Typically, I have little trouble determining what the best course of action is and then executing it. Yet, I have avoided dealing with this situation even though the necessity of its resolution stares me in the face daily.
My indecisiveness gave me pause for reflection. Undeniably, resolving the problem will require some major effort on my part and, perhaps even, some pain, but this doesn't explain why I have been unable to act. What I realized was that the reason I have avoided dealing with this problem is due primarily to the magnitude of the change that will be involved.

I believe that everybody fears change, at least on some level. I have to confess that the specter of the unknown can be terrifying, at times. Also, I know that significant change requires significant effort -- the type of effort that can be mentally and even physically draining over the long term. As I enter my 34th year, I am well aware that I simply can't handle change nearly as well as I could in my youth. Regardless, I know that people of all ages must learn to accept change and I'm no different.

To be certain, I have some hard questions to answer. It isn't often that I seek out advice, let alone from perfect strangers, but this is important. What I need to know is: What in the fuck am I supposed to do with all of this change?


16 Comments:

At 7:40 AM, Blogger Mighty Dyckerson said...

Sounds like your life is at a crossroads. I'd add my two cents, but it appears that you already have it. I suggest you have yourself a nice cup of Folger's instant coffee and think it over.

 
At 8:06 AM, Blogger Little Lamb said...

I'll be more than happy to take it off your hands!

 
At 11:42 AM, Blogger AnonymousCoworker said...

What, peep shows stopped taking quarters all of a sudden?

 
At 1:05 PM, Blogger johnny dollar said...

har,

you should attack your enemy and give no quarter.

then listen to some 50 cent.

 
At 1:15 PM, Blogger Mr. Friendly said...

I see you as the panhandler sugar daddy in the near future.

 
At 2:16 PM, Blogger Broadsheet said...

Ohhh...that much change would buy a new pair of Doc Martens! That's what I do with all the change in my life - new shoes!

 
At 7:17 PM, Blogger tfg said...

dyck-Which Dyckerson am I talking to?

ll-It would cost more to ship then it is worth.

ACW-I run a tab, actually.

j$-But really folks, don't forget to tip your waitress.

mr. friendly-How do you think I got the change in the first place?

broadsheet-Aren't Doc Martens a tad non-managerial?

 
At 8:45 PM, Blogger karla said...

I'd tell you spend it at the condom machines, but then I realized that would be like telling a bald chick to buy some hairspray.

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger elcapitanhink said...

Man. Alls I knows is, if it weren' 2006 and instead it wass'n 1983, you'd have some serious Pac-Man thumb to contend with. Or you could've gotten a wicked-rad Flock of Seagulls harcut.

Yeap. That's how we rolled back in the
80's.

 
At 10:09 PM, Blogger Luck o' the Irish said...

I'm TOTALLY missing the Colorado quarter, so if you could send it over STAT, that would be great. Thanksssssssss.

 
At 10:49 PM, Blogger Charles said...

You got me!

I thought something bad was going on then then you popped the picture at the end.

Take it to a coinstar Machine at a grocery store.

Or you can drink it. Wait I don't think coins disolve in your mouth. LOL

 
At 6:49 AM, Blogger verity said...

laundry. those bitches cost 1.50/load.

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger Kira said...

this is what you do. handroll the silver and take the copper to coinstar. seriously.

 
At 11:09 AM, Anonymous Crunchy BC said...

Walk the city streets and when the first homeless guy asks you if you have any spare change, douse him with your bucket and run like hell.

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger Sister MaryJane Rottencrotch said...

#1. Go to a Coinstar machine.

#2. Have a great dinner:)

 
At 12:26 AM, Blogger puerileuwaite said...

I think you should divide it in two and send 50% to karla and the other 50% to crunchy bc for their wicked suggestions. I'm in tears from their comments.

Me? I'd get one of those coin dispensers for my belt and head to the Gentleman's Club. Strippers love the the jingle as well as the tactile feel of cold alloys on their nether regions.

 

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