Did you just take a big leap? A leap into a new career, a new relationship, a new home. Whatever the case, congrats. The unknown can be an unsettling place. But you took that risk. That’s often the most challenging part.
If this is you, just know you’re not alone. I’m personally in the in-between right now. I recently started my new job as a Home Stager with Creating Home San Diego, while maintaining my previous role. I’m in that awkward transitional phase. I’ve taken the leap, but I’m stuck in the air. I can see where I want to land, but I haven’t reached the ground just yet.
I’ve learned to embrace this fleeting time. Before I know it, my feet are going to land exactly where I want them to. I’m striving to trust the hard work, the long nights, and the bumps in the road. I’m learning more about myself in the process. I’m inspired to reach my goals.
Sometimes I wonder how I keep a level head… most of the time. I have community, faith, and balance. Relationships keep me rooted in who I am. Faith pulls me back in. Balance is found by allowing time for self-care; journaling, surfing, watching a movie.
I’ve taken the leap, but I’m stuck in the air. I can see where I want to land, but I haven’t reached the ground just yet.
When I trust in the process, I find contentment. I know that I’m putting in the work and it will pay off.
Take moments to pause throughout the day and acknowledge how far you’ve come. Keep your eyes on your landing site, while enjoying the weightlessness of the air. Brace yourself for the landing. Something amazing is about to happen!
The in-between can seem too long and tiring — but take heart. The long and tiring moments are the ones where you can remind yourself where you are going and why you want to land there. Make sure to make the most of your time, too, by writing down how your life will be better when you finally land at your destination.
Author: MEET JESSIE PARMENTER
Jessie is a Certified Home Stager. The right side of her brain has taken over her mind allowing the creative juices to constantly be flowing — and we love her for it. Luckily for us, her previous work in hospitality and events have landed her at Creating Home San Diego. In her free time she enjoys surfing, eating (everything), and visiting friends. Email Jessie.