Change: necessary but not always appreciated.  I myself have certainly seen my share of changes recently.  Moving from Nashville back to my home state of Michigan has been quite the adjustment.  My life has suddenly gone from one extreme to another.  Life in Nashville: crazy busy.  Life in Grand Rapids: completely low key and relaxed.  As someone who thrives on a filled schedule, this change has been rather difficult.  Certainly one of the reasons for this is that an empty schedule means very few opportunities to socialize.  As someone who loves being around people, starting over and working from home has been harder than I thought it would be.  Sometimes it makes me consider my worth and question whether or not anything I am doing right now is of value.  It is at these times that I must remind myself of my purpose in life: to love, worship, and glorify my Creator God.  So in every season, through every change, my purpose remains constant.  The way in which that looks may be very different from time to time.  I have found that not having a strict schedule has allowed me to spend time with family and reconnect with old friends.  It has allowed me to cook real meals for a change and to hang out at coffee shops.  It has caused me to get creative with finding ways to serve my community and meet new people.  This change has changed me, which is what I suppose it’s meant to do.