No vs. Not Yet
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving if you celebrated!
We are still waiting on baby girl to make her debut and let me tell you, the waiting ain’t easy. After the doctors predicted she would be early, it’s sort of crazy to think that now she is past her due date!
By all means, it is a test of patience and it feels as though I could be pregnant (and uncomfortable) FOREVER!
I know that is not the case, but man, time is moving like molasses like never before.
I will probably post the first announcement over HERE on Instagram, so be sure to follow along.
Transitions are funny, aren’t they? That time when we are at the end of something, but it’s not quite over YET.
And it feels like we are going to be stuck in whatever that is for eternity.
Because the new thing hasn’t begun, despite us thinking that surely by now, it should have!
We have done all the things to ‘make it happen’, we have visualized, taken action, you name it, we have done it!
Perhaps, in these moments, it’s hard to have faith that a new chapter will actually ever begin.
Maybe we even just want to give up and say, “Screw it, I’m gonna stop even trying.”
While I know I don’t really have that choice (this baby WILL eventually come), there have been other times in my life where I have felt stuck at the end of something, wanting the next thing to begin and it just. Won’t. Happen.
If you can relate, I would invite you to think about it differently.
Instead of thinking Life is telling you, “No, sorry, the next thing is not for you.”
Think of Life saying, “Not yet, sweet you, ideas are still cookin’. We are getting there.”
No vs. not yet.
Let that settle in for a moment. No vs. Not Yet.
They are very different.
If there is one thing I know, it’s that in life there is always a beginning, a middle and an end to everything. All of it. Every part of it.
In many ways, this gives me comfort, knowing that the truth is that we are almost always in a state of transition of some kind.
We will not stay in the same thing forever.
Our job is to do our best to be present as possible for each part of it. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Trust me, I know it’s NOT easy. (I have had some super tearful moments in these last few weeks, simply because I am uncomfortable and just want to be able to walk again without waddling.)
But, I make sure I get some rest.
I move my body a little so that I get out of my head.
I make a gratitude list.
I reach out to girlfriends.
And I do what I can to come back to this sweet moment of being alive.
Will you commit to doing the same with me this week? Wherever you are. Be there. Fully.
You can even try this mantra:
Something new is ready to bloom.
Something amazing is coming my way.
Try it. Say it to yourself. Take it with you on your next Soul Stroll. It’s a good reminder.
If you are in transition right now, leave a comment below. Let me know how you are handling it. Would love to hear from you!