#CoffeeShopThoughts: Transitions

Hi Everyone! I am back today with a new post for you all! Another #coffeeshopthoughts for you all on transitions. In life we are constantly going through changes and transitions. That is just a part of life but it doesn’t necessarily make them easier.  

I am currently in a state of transition and I definitely feel the weight of it. If you too are in a transitional state we can go through it together! If you haven’t kept up with my instagram ( @michaelacourand) or other blogposts where I’ve been talking about it I have accepted my first full time job.  

This is an exciting change and a good one, but it is still a change and a big one at that. I say this because not all transitions are bad or unwanted some are wanted and good but it doesn’t take away from the fact that all transitions are hard. I started on Monday but it didn’t really hit me until yesterday (thursday) that this is my new life. That things aren’t going to return to how they were before. That might sound silly or obvious to you but it kind of set me back personally. I realized coming to work everyday, spending the amount of time I do here, dressing a certain way is going to become my new normal. 

The thought of this made my eyes widen and I gulped down an array of different emotions. I felt unsure, excited, sad, happy and many others emotions. Have I mentioned I am a very sensitive person haha? I think these are all natural feeling when you make a big change to your life. I am writing this post so that you know if you are feeling these things it’s okay. I am also telling myself it’s okay too because part of me felt quite guilty for having these types of feelings. Like shouldn’t I just be excited? Happy that I’ve recieved this great opportunity? The answer is partly yes I should feel these things because like I said this is a good change to my life but I can also allow myself to feel the other emotions too. 

I think I often forget and others might too that transitions consist of endings so that you can enter into the new beginnings. If we remember this than of course we are going to feel some unsure and sad feelings.  I think it just really hit me that part of my life before this has ended. That chapter is closed. Yes that feels sad but I know I am on to better things for me and my future. 

I think if I was a little better at adapting to change I wouldn’t have such a hard time with the transitions. That is just me and maybe some of you. If you are a mover and shaker and really good at adapting to change then I am jealous lol. 

I hope this finds you if you are in need of some reassurance during your transition. Transitions can be hard and many other things but a positive thing about them is they are temporary, they don’t last forever. Soon you’ll be used to your new situation  ( hopefully I will too) and eventually it won’t be new and you won’t feel any sadness or weight over the transition anymore.