I had dinner with a former colleague this week and as we parted ways she told me how good I looked and how happy I seemed. I realized the last time we had connected had been at the end of September; when days for me were still pretty dark and I had been functioning in semi-crisis mode. I did not feel like I looked any different, I also was not sure that I felt much different. Then as I drove home, I did realize that I was happy and felt really good. I am ready to be transitioned.
I recently had a conversation with a colleague/friend about the work we have done, about how to get students to truly reflect on their experiences, to value their own worth in order to support their peers and how the 'helper' student/person is often the one who needs to learn how to seek help. This conversation left me jazzed and energized and ready to be back to working with students on a regular basis. I am ready to be transitioned.
Life is not bad right now, I would even go as far as saying that life is good. I am happy. I am less stressed then I have been in many years (except when I think that I am not stressed). There are days that I feel like I have been given a gift, this time to take care of me has been that gift. I am ready to receive what is next, I am ready to be transitioned.
Now one can claim that life is a continuous transition that we are constantly moving from one stage of our life to another and that at any time a sudden turn can occur and we could be on a totally different path, one that we did not intend to go down. Yes, I agree with that and this is certainly the case for me at this time in my life. I could have never imagined that the past almost 5 months of my life would be as they were. I have learned my lessons (and continue to do so), I have searched my soul and I am ready for the next stage of my life to begin. I have no idea what any of that will look like but, I am ready to be transitioned.
And I know easier said then done but, I am ready to be transitioned.
"Nothing is secure but life, transition, the energizing spirit."
Ralph Waldo Emerson