I was ready for change

March 21, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to reflect the theme, “ready for a change.” Who is ready and why? How does the change unfold? What happened to initiate the change? Go where the prompt leads!


When I was 54, I shifted with my daughter and grandson to Seattle. It was a big change for a person like me who had only once before traveled to America on my own.

I lived in Seattle off and on for 5 years.

This was a life-altering experience for me and I learned to look at life differently. I’d say that it was a pleasant and enriching adventure that was made easier by my willingness to embrace change and the support given to me by my family.

In the constantly changing circumstances of life, adjustment is the key.


Word count; 99

Written for 99 Words Story, hosted by Charli Mills of the Carrot Ranch



56 thoughts on “I was ready for change

  1. Moving when we are older, shows life at a different tune. I too moved to the midwest when in my 60s, finding life in this part of the US different that where I had been raised. It gives you a different view of life, love and kindness. Let us embrace the beauty of change and grow from it…as long as we don’t lose the foundation of ourselves.

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  2. Thank you for sharing, Sadje. Completely agree with you about adjustment. Life is always changing, sometimes expected and sometimes not, when we can adjust and adapt it makes change much easier to navigate.

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  3. They say change is one sure thing in life. That you were able to embrace it in such a bold way—to move away from home—is testimony to your strength. Good on you!!! Keep adjusting. Keep changing. Keep being YOU!!!

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  4. I’ve moved over 20 times… Not all were stellar. But adjusting is what has to be done.
    Now I can’t imagine moving since I’ve been in the same place for over 3 decades.
    But the time will come… and then I’ll have to adjust – again.

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