Novaturient (Adjective) Origin: Latin | A desire for powerful change in one’s life or situation.
ETYMOLOGY: The word “nova” originates from the Latin novus meaning ‘new’.
“Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)”
― Leaves of Grass
“Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.”
― The Fault in Our Stars
So many “aha” moments in a person’s life. Kids being born, family dying, graduations, marriages, big moves. Or let’s just say an unexpected pandemic. You start asking yourself questions. Do I stay or do I go? Do I settle or do I move on?
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
My life has been about changing myself. I have sought out continual change. I have attempted to fit in where ever I am and who ever I am with. I have never felt good enough, or ready enough, old enough, or even young enough. Rich enough or happy enough to settle for what and where I am. The past year has made me realize that, at least for myself, I am enough.
“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”
As much as I have tried to fit in and be everything for everyone. I have also spent my life stepping out of my comfort zone. So often am I living in uncomfortable positions that I sometimes think I will never be able to be comfortable just in one place. Just being me. That’s almost more scary then change.
“Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.”
― The Light in the Heart
This is my aim. My newest epiphany. My newest desire for change in my life and in every situation I find myself in. Acceptance of self. And with acceptance of self, acceptance of others. Though I feel that I have always accepted others, I am now realizing that the way I feel I have been has not been the way I have been perceived by others. My change will be demonstrating to myself and to others that I am willing to accept them as they are just as I am willing to accept myself as I am. It’s a weird notion for me but I do know that this is the powerful change that I need to move towards. Just looking for smiles my friend.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.”
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”
― The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay
Powerful change/powerful acceptance: Better; Nim; GS; Val; Happypanda; pvcann; fit; NVI; Erika; Cherie; AP2; Jenna; Angela; JJ