“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress” – Charles Kettering
Amid an exciting time at MK as we settle into our new office and begin the ‘new era’, I thought I would ponder on my relationship with change. ‘Nobody likes change’ is a phrase heard throughout life and spoken by many, including myself. Change is undoubtedly scary, it’s a plunge into the unknown but it is often the only way to progress.
Throughout my life I have always confessed to hating change – I hate it when social networks change their layout, I hated it when we had to move into to a new building in high school (despite the fact that the old school building was practically dilapidated), I didn’t even want to go to University because it was too much of a big change, but I ended up going and having the best three years of my life.
I would always try my best to avoid change in all areas of my life, however it’s only really in the past few years where I have come to realise that change is almost always the catalyst for something better.
At first it can be scary, when I joined MK I was fresh out of University, excited by prospect of starting my PR career but terrified of the thought of working full time and no longer being a carefree student with bundles of free time. At first it was exhausting, it took a while to get used to 6:30am wake ups and having actual clients and real responsibilities, but looking back now I can see how far I have come and how the change has improved my confidence and my life.
Change, while nerve-wracking, is something we continuously have to go through to live a happy and successful life. Whether that be ending a relationship or friendship which is no longer making you happy or starting out in a brand new city or new career.
When it was first announced that we would be moving offices, the ‘old’ me tried to rear her head and be opposed to it but the new me realised that the change could only be a good thing and I can already see that moving office has been the catalyst for a new era at MK which is happier and I’m sure will be even more successful than before.