I rearranged my desk yesterday. I had a crick in my neck and looking to the right to see my monitor wasn't helping, so I switched everything from one side to the other. Now my monitor is on the left side of my desk, which is right in front of where I sit. No neck craning. Yay.
But I have this thing that happens when I move things around. You see, I like things the way they are. Always. I'm not a big fan of change. (Who is?) So when I do move things around, it's all weird and strange for a while afterwards.
When it was a big move - like from house to house when I was in CO - this strangeness would derail my writing for days afterwards. I just couldn't seem to get in the groove. And we moved three times while I was there. Bleh.
Then we moved here to MO. Now, that was a big derailment. Talk about a change of scenery. But I eventually got over it and got back to work.
This? This is nothing really. I was a little weirded out yesterday morning after I did it. I got over it and did get some work done last night. (Not much. Turns out it wasn't the monitor position harshing my neck.) It only served as a reminder of what happened before and provided a jumping point for this blog post.
I don't like change. Not at the time. However, change is a good thing. The change from living in CO to living here in MO was AWESOME. Some things took a little getting used to - driving in hilly country as opposed to flat, way more rain here than in CO, trees everywhere - but it's better here. And I think having my monitor over here instead of there is a better change, too. It just weirds me out a little.
How do you handle change? Do you embrace it as it happens, or do you embrace it after you get used to it?