Growing up, I was afraid of change. If someone asked me to try something new, I would automatically say no. I didn't want to be a beginner at anything. Through many years of life experience, I have learned that change is inevitable, so I might as well learn to embrace it. When we say no to new experiences, our lives become smaller. When we say yes, our lives expand. I want my life to continue to expand and grow, so I say yes to new challenges and opportunities. That doesn't mean that I don't have any fear. It just means that I decide to do it anyway. There is a great book about this by Dr. Susan Jeffers called Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. I never know where these experiences will lead me, but I know that I will learn and grow spiritually.
What I used to fear is now exciting. I have learned to embrace change and look at each new challenge an opportunity to learn and to grow. After all, that's what we are here for, to learn and to grow and to help other people. Don't fear change, embrace it!