To become different. To become something else. All I know is that it's a tough gig this business of change. As a sole parent for 22 of my daughter's 24 years, I am learning about what an empty nest means. It's different. It sure is something else. I'm still shopping for the same amount of food. I'm happy for her moving on with her career and life in a new state. It's healthy. My heart is still playing catch up one month down the track. Dad's cancer journey has now entered a new phase. It's different. As a family we are adjusting. What I love about cancer is that it gives us some time to prepare. We are in a zone that is different. And we get to choose how we manage that. I get to observe my extended family show what love looks like. It's totally fricking amazing to observe who we become. We change. Amazing what we are capable of when we are called to rise. I get to choose to 'woman up' or 'woose out'. Some days I do both ..... One of my leadership coaching clients is in the midst of massive life change. All she knows is that she can't afford to make the same mistakes in her new leadership role. Totally disempowered, she knows that change is essential. Who she is being in her family for her children is at stake. They are watching. They are modelling behaviours. This woman inspires me big time. She knows the journey is going to challenge her and she's up for it. To choose the journey of change is brave. Easier and more comfortable to stay in the blame, excuses, denial game. Then I don't have to be responsible eh? No matter what, I can simply point the finger at someone else instead of stepping up to lead in my life. It takes courage to tackle change head on. It can feel like the bloody gold fish jumping out of the bowl into the unknown. Seriously, the work we do on our own stuff is the toughest there is to do. It hurts. It's rewarding. It's a game changer. I find myself in professional and personal change mode right now. I'm uncomfortable. I'm out of my comfort zone. Where I would have lost my cool previously, I'm finding myself reflecting, seeking counsel from trusted advisors. I'm on a journey to step up to a level of leadership I have not entered before. It's going to take something big to woman up to this one. Bless my new client for modelling some courage for me this month. And bless my trusted advisors! Change is afoot. I appreciate these lyrics Pink made famous, written by Ben West and Busbee for 'The Truth about Love' album. There's always a risk of getting burned. So what. "Where there is desire There is gonna be a flame Where there is a flame Someone's bound to get burned But just because it burns Doesn't mean you're gonna die You've gotta get up and try, and try, and try Gotta get up and try, and try, and try You gotta get up and try, and try, and try" How do you handle change?