There are times in our lives when we feel as though we are in a period of transition, shifting from one place to another. Waiting for the movement of transitioning to cease and to be at a point where we feel content and comfortable can be a difficult process, though, when most transitions seem to be filled with challenges and ambiguity.
Imagine two large bodies of water, one being the chapter of life you were previously at and the other being your destination. The path from one large body of water to another can sometimes be connected by water channel, a flowing and narrow path. Ideally, we want our channel to be straight, making our transition shorter and less confusing. However, sometimes our channels are winding, meandering, and braided. In these channels, we may find ourselves frustrated with the indirect line of travel, the difficulties that come with twists and turns of the waters, and knowing that others may have taken a straighter channel to their destination. Change can be daunting, and transitions can be difficult, so it is important to both prepare for transitions and manage the stress and difficulties while in them.