CHANGE IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD
Yeah, yeah, I know it actually has six letters; I'm not a math idiot. Well, yeah, I am, but that's another story.
Now, if there's a word I like it's "routine". Some read the word routine
B-O-R-I-N-G. But for me, routine means I get things done. Routine means I do my Bible study immediately after I take our boys to school. Routine means I plant my behind in my chair and write immediately after that (with loads of laundry and various housecleaning tasks thrown in whenever I get stuck--on the story, not in the chair). Routine good. Change bad.
It's not really a fear of change either. It's more a dread of change. DOC causes me to hang on to dial-up until they tear down the phone lines running up and down the streets. DOC causes me to stick with the same grocery even though their air is so dry I get shocked every time I pick up a product. DOC causes me to drive the same van until it's unsafe and Kevin drags me to the car lot.
I'm not sure what the cure for DOC is, but you know what? I don't think I want to know. The routine thing may be boring, but it's working for me. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.