It’s just a chair. Or is it?
Just as I heard, “Kendra, your new chair is here” I felt a frown appear on my face.
“Dang, really? Do you think I could wait until July 21 to use it?”
You see, I’ve had my chair since I started working at this company. Almost ten years ago. July 21 will be ten years. This chair knows me. It fits my body perfectly. And, it only has one slight crack in the arm, from constantly pushing up with my arms so I can get my legs perfectly criss-cross-applesauced on the seat.
And, what if this new chair sucks.
I mean, I know, eight other people in the department have already gotten this exact same chair and have given it rave reviews. “I loooove my new chair, especially the non-squeakyness of it.” and “I love the way it hugs my back when I sit down.”
Yeah, well, I love the way the cracked rubber arm of my 10-year-old chair pinches my skin when I move just the right way.
And how it crashes me into my desk as I pull myself forward, because the rollers have no more traction left. And, I love how it creaks when I plop down into the seat.
Seriously, though, you’re wondering why am I going on and on about a stupid chair (look, first of all, it’s not stupid)? But, this is not about a chair. This is about change, people!
“Don’t be afraid to change. You may lose something good, but you may gain something better.”
But, there’s always that chance you may not.
Good thing you’re in the driver’s seat (er, office seat that won’t let you comfortably criss-cross applesauce your legs anymore) of change. Roll with it.