I have a sweet friend who has spoken of this living in the ‘in between’ a few times, and how she is finding her groove, and joy through it all. And to be honest that is where I have been for a long time! What feels like the waiting room into my next chapter, like the page is slowly turning, but just hasn’t fully turned to the next page. I mean, does that even make any sense? It’s so hard to describe a ‘feeling’ or ‘place’ that is so complicated.
Regardless, that’s where I am. Living in the in between, patiently waiting for my next ‘phase’ in life that only becomes more and more desirable. This place can make a person go crazy if not daily kept in ‘check’. I mean…it feels like the ‘awkward’ phase all over again! Anyways, what prompted me to write about this is I have been asked multiple times what I do to keep positive, etc, so I thought why not share what helps me!
While I am living in this ‘phase’, there are a couple things I do daily that really help me to cope, to enjoy and be present with the day I am given. I have kind of created a morning routine that I’ve come to fall in love with, and by the time I’m done I feel so much lighter and less anxious. I first start my day thanking the man upstairs for another day to live and be useful however that may be. Ultimately I believe he is in control of the bigger picture and I need to trust the process. If this is not your belief, you can still be thankful and give thanks to the universe, or whatever it may be for you. It does set the tone for a higher vibration of living! Second I go and make myself a cup of coffee. And then I sit in my living room and enjoy the nature scene outside my window, and in these moments I list off all that I am grateful for. I tell myself to list three things but truth be told I’ve lost track of how many things I’ve listed off in my mind because once I start, I realize I have so MUCH to be grateful for, and just how awesome life is in general! Then I close my eyes and visualize what I am wanting in my next chapter of life. If you’ve followed along here for a while, you know exactly what I am working towards. Sometimes if I’m extra anxious, or feeling negative in some way towards it, I’ll put my hand on my heart and on my stomach while I visualize, because after all the heart is connected to the uterus. Some days I go into incredible detail, and other times it’s just walking through the motions, but regardless the outcome is always the same. I feel lighter and take on the day with a much more positive vibe!
Yes the ‘in between’ is not easy, and it certainly feels like a test of some sort. However, it’s only a season and in time I believe it all works out. So in the mean time I’m just making the most of it! Because after all time is truly a gift!