During the intro to tonight's yoga class, the focus was on not fearing change.
At work, I'm about to enter my first tax season as a manager. Although to some degree it is a gradual process that I've been working on for a couple years, it's clear that this means I have to step up my game. I've been given a few more business groups to take primary responsibility for. I'm not the only person involved, but I'm the one responsible for making sure everything that needs to happen, does happen, and everything that needs to be communicated, is communicated. I hope I don't screw anything up.
In my relationship, Abe and I are talking about plans for the future. When do we want to get engaged, get married, move in together? He also told me, with more certainty than previously, that this might be his last year of teaching. He wants to get a post-bacc degree in engineering. Which should be great for him, to move into a higher-paid, higher-appreciated, fewer-hours career. But this also drastically changes assumptions of where in the metro area we should live. In a good way, actually, as far as my own commute is concerned, but now we have to re-think the entire situation.
All positive, yet potentially stressful, changes. I'm doing my best to not fear them.