Oh the dreaded place of transition. It can be such a hard place….waiting for the new job, the new home, the new romance, the new weather pattern!! Time moves slowly and nothing really makes us happy. What makes the place of transition so hard is that many times we are stuck, not knowing in which direction to take our next step. How do we figure that next step out? Are we even taking mini steps in ANY direction? Often times we forget that any step can be useful. If we re-arrange our perspective on the matter, we actually could take many steps towards many places, allowing the ones that bring us back to life to linger and the ones that mire us down to float away. OK, lesson learned. We now at least know more about our likes and dislikes. Though it is hard to see, transition can be a place of great growth. Being in it might not be so much fun, but looking back on that place, with more self awareness, is a rich and valuable thing. Not to mention, we come out of it knowing that we are capable of escaping and moving forward. So, when we are in transition, let’s be a bit more kind to ourselves and what we are going through. Know that this is experience that will help us become more of who we eventually want to be. And thank goodness that we don’t have to live here!