Change Is In the Air
“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” ~Arnold Bennett
Are you someone who embraces change? Do you view it as a good thing to be accepted and welcomed?
Or are you someone who likes things to remain the same, with little or no change? Does change make you nervous?
I don’t like change. I never have and probably never will. I don’t like to see my grandbabies grow up (one of them just turned 16 this year!), but I know I can’t stop them from doing so. I don’t like to see friends and neighbors move away. I don’t like to lose my employees when they retire or when they move on to bigger and better things. And I have an especially hard time when I lose employees who are family.
Both of my sons (Darin and Ron) have worked for me here at Mini Mops. So have both of my daughters-in-law (Michele and Shelly). Darin moved on to be the Assistant Winemaker at Quady Winery. Michele left last year after 15 years to open her own business as a freelance copywriter, although she still pops in to help from time to time.
I was fortunate to have Ron step back into the business last year, and he is now General Manager. You may have interacted with him if you’ve had questions about your bill. His primary duties are keeping the books in order and taking care of general operations.
Shelly was my Quality Control Manager. She made sure the girls were doing a good job, and she also called you to schedule cleaning appointments. Shelly left Mini Mops this summer because she was accepted into the Radiology Tech program at Fresno City College. I hope you’ll join me in wishing her success as she pursues her dreams.
I know in my head that all of these changes are positive ones. But my heart still wants to hold everyone close and keep them the same. I guess I’m still working through the “discomforts” part of it all. But don’t worry, I’ll get there!
Change happens … even to me.