Embrace change. Ride the wave. I'm clinging to these words right now because, honestly, if I don't ride the wave, it's going to drown me. At this particular life stage (calling all Gen-Xers!!) change feels more poignant and harder to bear -- our children are growing up, our parents are aging, our jobs feel more fragile and more necessary, our bones have begun strange creaking. Decisions have more weight, change feels more fraught. "Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity," said Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General. I'm trying to believe it and I'll chant "Let's love turbulence!!" like a cheerleader as I ride its ups and downs.