A few weeks ago I was walking down a trail I’ve walked countless times previously. As I meandered I was noticing the regularity, the familiarity of the world around me. I was noticing how it all looked as it had previously. There were some new things I noticed, this pile of rocks to my left that looked a bit like I would imagine a fairy garden to look like…I hadn’t noticed those rocks, or if I had, I hadn’t internalized it….but mostly it all looked familiar to me.
As I walked I was thinking about an upcoming life transition of mine. With one kid entering his last year of high school very soon and the other following the next year, transitions and life shifts have been on the horizon and have been settling into my body and my mind of late.
There is this comfort in the familiar, right? There is a regularity, a coziness in knowing what’s going to come next, in what feels familiar. There’s a comfort in knowing what’s going to come next on the trail ahead of us, to see the markers that allow us to know where we are.
And while we can and do grow and change in the familiar, I think there is a certain amount of forced growth and change that comes in the transitions, in the life shifts.
But it doesn’t mean they're easy, right? Those transitions, those life shifts are important, essential…but never easy.
My dear friends, may we breathe a little deeper into our transitions, into our life shifts this week. May we take comfort in those spaces in our life that continue to have regularity and familiarity, and may we look at our coming change with the knowledge that those shifts are also so very important.
I hope you have an amazing week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!