Post Script by Rebecca Heflin

My September 15th blog post was all about change and the big change I’d recently made in my day-jobWhatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth..png career. This is a P.S. to my Change is Good (I Think) blog post.

I’m here to tell you change is good! I’m now two months into my new job, and although I still have a lot to learn, I can tell you I’ve already learned a lot. But one of the best things I’ve learned, is, well, that I can still learn!

After fifteen years doing the same thing, I thought I’d have a hard time handling the new and different–things like a new software program, new processes, and just generally dealing with a new environment. It’s sort of like rewiring your brain and flexing parts of it that have long been lazy and just along for the ride. But just as fitness experts say you should shake up your exercise routines, I say you should shake up your intellectual routines.

Other positive benefits of this change have included less stress and more regular hours, which in turn translates into more creativity and more available time to explore that creativity.

I’ve made good use of both. In the two months since the change, I’ve finished my second novella in my three novella series and started the third, organized another Romance Writers Gone Wild Facebook party, made some updates to my website, won an award, oh, and took a little vacation.

So, the moral of my story is, don’t be afraid of change. Embrace it. Pursue it. You never know, it could be the best decision you’ve ever made.

What changes have you made that turned out to be positive game-changers?


About Rebecca Heflin

I've dreamed of writing romantic fiction since I was fifteen and my older sister snuck a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss' Shanna to me and told me to read it. Now I write women's fiction and contemporary romance under the name Rebecca Heflin. In case you're wondering, Rebecca Heflin is an abbreviated version of my great-great grandmother's name: Sarah Anne Rebecca Heflin Apple Smith. Whew! And you wondered why I shortened it. When not passionately pursuing my dream, I am busy with my day-job at a large state university or running the non-profit cancer organization my husband and I founded. I'm a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Florida Romance Writers, RWA Contemporary Romance, Savvy Authors, and Florida Writers Association. My mountain-climbing husband and I live at sea level in sunny Florida.
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3 Responses to Post Script by Rebecca Heflin

  1. Inspiring post! I’m contemplating some “uncomfortable” changes right now. Needed to read this.Thanks for sharing, Rebecca 🙂

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