We will all experience transition in life, from leaving school, going to uni, starting a family, taking on a new role at work. They can be, and often are, challenging if these are sprung upon us without being able to prepare.
We are creatures of habit and so knowing what we are doing can help us to feel safe and secure. It is not unusual that transitions are accompanied with mixed emotions, at times too many to put our fingers on, fear, sadness or excitement. Transitions, whilst they can be markers for new adventures, the beginning of a new chapters within our life's story, that can mean that some things may come to an end. Just as the world around us adapts to constant changes, so do we.
Some of the changes we experience don't create feelings we might expect them too. These can be difficult to manage particularly if those around us expect we will be feeling a certain way. We can begin questioning the reasons we are feeling in such a way. This may be because all changes bring into view questions about ourselves and our relationships with others that we may not have asked before.
Change for me reminds me of the saying we often here about riding the waves. I guess it's because with change there are those smooth sailing aspects and those where we have less wind in our sails or stormy conditions.
There is good and bad in most change we go through, talking this through is super important because otherwise we get stuck with having to present ourselves as cheerful, which can make understanding and moving through the more difficult feelings that have been stirred up by the transition tough.
Talking to friends or family about how you're feeling may feel impossible at times. If you need somebody to listen there are professionals out there, including myself, who can help you navigate your transitions. Contact me to start your journey or complete the form below.