August 22, 2018

The Space In Between

Who You're Becoming and Who You Are


I think it goes without saying that growth is necessary. It's a thing that happens, right? As we continue to live, we continue to change, and much has been said about this type of change. One of my favorite quotes on change comes from a world renowned Brooklyn-born philosopher: "Everybody look at you strange, say you changed. Like you work that hard to stay the same." Jay-Z you guys, Jay-Z said that. 

"I feel more than anything like I'm in a stage of change where things are infinitely possible, and being open to all of those possibilities is resulting in an awkward floundering and figuring out."

But for all that has been said of change and the benefits of it, the good that comes along with the fresh new eyes you get from growth, I wish more was said of that weird space in between. I've heard the phrase "growing pains" used to describe it, but that doesn't quite fit for me because what I'm experiencing isn't painful. I feel more than anything like I'm in a stage of change where things are infinitely possible, and being open to all of those possibilities is resulting in an awkward floundering and figuring out. It's not painful, just unclear.

And while things being unclear isn't my favorite, it is something that I'm accepting as this part of growth. On my search for clarity, I'm posing questions to myself and those around me, forcing myself to try new things, to stretch into and fill the space in between who I am and who I'm becoming.


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