I saw this quote on Instagram the other day: And it’s 100% where I find myself currently.
What about you?
When you look back on who you were 5 years ago, 3 years ago, or even just one year ago, can you identify and connect with that person exactly as you are now?
Or have the sands of time imbibed you with wisdom, lessons and different perspectives, influencing how you want to show up in the world?
When I look back over the past 5 years I see many versions of myself in direct relation to the life events that shaped me:
5 years ago I was experiencing the beginning of the end of my marriage (although the true impact wouldn’t ripple out till much later.)
4 years ago I lost my Dad, had a health scare, my Mum became poorly and I was single for the first time in a very long time.
3 years ago: Covid. Nuff said.
1.5 years ago I sold the family home, found a new place for my kids and I, and started our new chapter together.
And now, with all that wisdom, learning and insight, I find myself in the inbetween of another transformation. There are new things I stand for, a knowing of what I’m available for, what I desire from life, and how I want to show up in the world. They are right there on the tip of my tongue but not quite crystalised enough to start spilling the beans.
Can you relate?
In case you might find yourself in this situation, know this: You can take your time.
Just like that smart tortoise who won the race.
This inbetween can feel awkward, uncomfortable, confusing and also exciting. There should be no time pressure on getting this clarity. It is something that is happening just as it should, at its own pace. Incremental change can be hugely powerful.
An emerging sense of the new can be enlightening, rather than forcing yourself to jump feet first into the light. As I navigate through this next phase of my life and business, I’m allowing myself to be guided to achieve that clarity. This has guided me to seek support, wisdom and advice from others.
And although I haven’t quite reached the other side of the transformation chasm just yet, I can see it twinkling at me and slowly but surely, it’s becoming clear. If you find yourself in the space between the old you and the new you, contact me and let me know, maybe we can form a rope bridge and get to the other side together.
Much love Helen