A change can be invigorating and for the best so why does it appear so daunting? Whether it is a change in job or relationships, it feels overwhelming and clinging to what and who you know seems like the safest and less painful option. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and I bet if you look back over changes in your life you will admit that the change did lead to something better.....eventually.
We have less than two weeks left on Avenue Q and after 6 months of travelling, working and living together the company is disbanding and heading off for new horizons. For some it is a relief; they are ready for new challenges and mentally left the contract weeks ago. For others, unemployment looms like a foreboding dark cloud and the thought of a change in routine is further upheaval. I fall somewhere in-between; I never want to see a suitcase again but the thought of leaving some people, pay-checks and (surprisingly) the puppets pull at my heart strings. Actors have to able to adapt to quick changes in circumstance and this soppy creature of comforts finds it hard.
We can try to fight change; pretend to be asleep at the end of the line, ignoring the shouts of the train conductor but, ultimately, we have no choice. It is going to happen whether we are ready for it or not. That conductor is going to turf us off into new decisions and opportunities and we just need to trust him.