By Dr. Julie Reese, 944th Fighter Wing Director of Psychological Health
/ Published October 26, 2020
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. --
Bringing in cooler temperatures, fall simulates a change in our season, a form of ushering out the old and bringing in the new. Fall brings about beautiful colors and renewed faith in the beauty of our environments. This change also invokes the passing of what was allowing us to ponder and embrace new beginnings, as these beautiful colors prepare the organism for even more change ahead.
“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” - Nathaniel Branden
As Airmen, change is constant and often requires immediate transitions with limited flexibility. When thinking about change, understand that often times, doors close so others can open. This means that with the passing of a deployment, situation, relationship, opportunity, etc., new beginnings will surface and be right on time. Remaining focused, physically and emotionally fit, and confident will support healthy transitions and ease you in to newly found beginnings.
While the universe works to shift and change our environments to support earthly harmony, our worlds also shift and change, and if we allow ourselves to embrace the uncertainty, we can also experience the harmony in our lives. Expect great things to come and they shall!