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Originally published February 3, 2020

As the snow starts to fly and we move into another season I start to think about changes, transitions and journeys.

There is a saying that we meet people for a reason, a season or a lifetime. Mahatma Ghandi said ‘You must be the change you wish to see in the world’. Maya Angelou said ‘We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty’.

As I think about my seasons, my transitions and finally about my journey…I see many bridges.

I took the bridge of courage to finish school…it was a long, arduous process that brought me closer to my realization of pursuing a dream of helping others. Once school finished I crossed the bridge of faith. There was breathing space and wonder and excitement to what the next steps were. I wanted to take action upon what I have learned immediately…I was keen, I was excited and then I was nervous and needed to really have faith. It was time to trust that what I had just done and felt so much passion for would become my new path. It wouldn’t happen over night, so I had to practice patience in my faith.

Transitions in my personal life were starting to unfold as well. Moving homes, from safety to the unknown, from larger to smaller and accepting that all I had in this world had to be purged down to fit into a little room. But here’s the thing, I learned what was valuable to me. I learned what I could live without and what I have held onto ‘just in case’. Appreciating what I have and acknowledging what I truly need. Change.

Relationships also changed which put me into self doubt and sabotage. Was this change something I wanted to pursue? Is this the way I wanted to do it differently? Am I over analyzing? Am I being true to myself? If I release myself from these relationships will I lose something forever, and never get what I truly want? The bridge I crossed was trust. I learned to trust my intuition, my gut and my heart. Transition.

As I write this, I am thinking of all the walking, running and pausing I have done in the last few seasons of this year. Many bridges crossed, sometimes I have been over the same one a few times, I realize that this is how life is. We forge ahead, we pause, we run for the gate…change requires movement, transition is movement and our journeys keep us moving.

What bridge have you crossed to where you are today? Take a look within and realize the reflection that is inside of you.




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