Transition – Making Yourself Receptive to Good Fortune
The past few weeks in my life have been all about transition. I’ve had to make some pretty grown-up decisions, sacrifices, and really accept the shift that’s occurring in my life. Thankfully, the major transition in my life is positive, but as I said, it’s come with tough choices for me that’s forced me to think about my life and where I want to go.
Transition in My Personal Habits
In September, my toddler entered pre-school and quickly started progressing. We noticed that he was observing us more and imitating us. I had to ask myself some tough questions. What habits do I have that I don’t want to pass down to Kai? Quite a few things came to mind, like not putting things where they should go or even the occasional f-bomb that slips out when someone cuts me off in traffic. Although these things may seem small for an adult, aren’t habits I want my son to pick up, so I had to make a conscious decision to try and improve in these areas. Such a transition wasn’t easy but in the long run will definitely be worth it.
Transition in My Career
The most significant transition came this month when I had to make a career change. Everyone who knows me personally knows that I love the job that I’ve been at since I had Kai. I have flexibility, good pay, and a great relaxed office environment where I was able to be myself and not only grow professionally but as a person as well thanks to my amazing coworkers and manager. However, believe it or not, a fantastic opportunity came along where I would have to leave my present position. Not only is this an incredible financial opportunity for my family, but it’s also very close to my son’s school and home, and offers even more flexibility and time I lost with my son as a result of working so far from home. Even with me being extremely grateful to the universe for throwing this my way, facing the decision of having to choose between comfortability or improving my family’s situation.
Though not a difficult choice, in the end, it’s a choice that tested my maturity and ability to think about the future. Even though the choice was obvious, I still had to overcome my fear of disappointing others to tell my manager, who throughout one year, has helped me grow to the point where I am confident enough to recognize my professional worth. This in itself was a massive transition for me, as up until this point in my career, I’ve never really had to quit a job, never mind one that I actually love. All of this these factors made me feel pretty overwhelmed, and as a result, I began to make excuses for myself as to why this was too much. In all honesty, I was EFFIN TERRIFIED.
Why Do We Block Our Own Blessings?
Why do we do this to ourselves? It’s so easy to ask the universe to bend in our favor, but when it happens, are we willing to make the necessary sacrifices to make ourselves receptive to great things? What I’ve learned this week most about transition is that you have to be grateful. Sure, making excuses as to why something that is beneficial for you long-term is too hard RIGHT NOW, but you’re really wasting time you should be manifesting a thankful spirit. Imagine how many blessings have come your way only for you to block them from showing in your life.
“Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.” – Maya Angelou
A transition isn’t always easy, and it isn’t always good- and sometimes it is good, and we prevent it from being easy. Whatever choices you’re facing my biggest piece is advice is to be honest about your motives. By doing so, making sacrifices for the ones you love, including YOURSELF, will be much easier.