If only we could treat life’s transitions the same way. When we’re moving between seasons, whether relational, financial, spiritual, or in our career, the tendency is to want to rush through the in-between as fast as possible. We want to get to the next place as quickly as possible because transitions are uncomfortable, and sometimes they take a really long time.
But the transitions of life are more important than we realize. It is in these conversions of time that we decompress. We learn from the season we just left, and prepare for the one we’re about to enter. A life without transitions is like a song with no interludes.
It is in the interlude that we reflect on the lyric we just heard.
It is in the interlude that we anticipate the lyric that is to come.
It is in the interlude that we take a moment to appreciate the music itself for just how beautiful it is.
There’s a lot of talk about embracing the different seasons of life. I would push us a bit further though. Let’s learn to even appreciate the transitions.