The Transitional Phase

Have you ever felt like a chapter in your life is closed? Maybe you’ve even realized that a new chapter is about to begin. You probably even noticed that things no longer feel the same in one or more areas or aspects of your life. All of theses examples is what I call a transitional phase. 

According to the dictionary, “a transition is the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.” This could be in the form of changing from one physical place to another, changing from one situation to another, or even changing from one feeling to another. All of those are considered transitions and when it happens during a very uncertain time of your life it’s what I call the transitional phase. 

Throughout life we experience an infinite amount of feelings. One feeling that we experience is the feeling that something no longer feels how it once felt. It’s like the feeling or joy that we once got in a particular situation or something we once enjoyed is no longer there. We may try to force the feeling to get it to feel the same, but we end up still feeling unsatisfied. We are then left with two options: either continue trying to rekindle the feeling or to accept the fact that we are in a transitional phase. 

When we choose to accept that we are transitioning, we have to understand that we aren’t the same individual that we once were. We have to accept the fact that even though we are evolving the things around us may have stayed stagnant. This is not a reflection of ourselves and it doesn’t make our surroundings bad, it’s just validation that we are transitioning, and moving closer to our destiny.

During this phase, we have to acknowledge that everything around us is not meant to always be around. If that was the case, then we would always be the same from birth and would never have grown into the person we are today. We transition minute by minute, day by day, month by month, and year after year. It’s an on going process.  

If you are going through this phase, understand that it isn’t an easy phase. It’s going to have bumps along the way. It’s going to have a lot of uncertainty, overthinking, and questioning yourself. But always remember, what’s meant to be will be, and you don’t have to force anything to feel right. Have faith and continue evolving and continue transitioning. This phase is definitely worth the life ahead of you. 

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