There have been a lot of changes going on in my life, and though basketball and writing are still priorities for me, it’s been, and will continue to be, a challenge to settle into a new path.

Last spring I left my position as head basketball coach at the high school in my neighborhood and started closing out my PeaceLoveBasketball business because I was ready for a change. I decided to focus on my writing and put energy back into modeling (and catch up on projects that I had let go over the last 5 years). Then summer hit and so did even more change. The usual sports camps and family vacations took place of course, but then my daughter had heart surgery, our dog had two surgeries, and I lost my grandmother just as my daughter was headed off to college.

A lot of change.

Fortunately, I have learned over the years that change is a part of life. And what I experienced this summer is not much different than most people experience throughout their lives. Loss is a part of life, leaving jobs, sending a child off to college. You follow a path, make a plan, but it often gets uprooted. This might make you cry, or laugh, or feel lost for a while, but there is also hope and better times. Change is life.

Yes, I’ve felt lost and sad at times, but I’ve also had some of the best times with my family and friends this summer. So I continue to remind myself to enjoy life and do the things I love and to believe that change will keep me moving forward and help me to find my way.

Remind yourself to search for the good in change.


WRITING PROMPT #1: Write about changes in your life…

WRITING PROMPT #2: Beverly put her head on her desk and cried…