Transition:Where Do You Go From Here?
There is no guide to what we call life. There isn’t a step by step guide saying to do this or to do that. Life is not linear. Life is full of jolts, twists, turns, high, and even lows. Many set goals and attempt to reach the highest pinnacle in their lives. But here is a question to ponder upon. What do you do in the transition on the path toward meeting those set goals? You may have achieved various goals but you still have more things on your goal list. However, there may come a time in your life when words escape you and you feel perplexed. You simply say, “what do I do next?” Words as, “where do I go from here?” may be uttered from the crevices of your heart. The transition from here to there when you have no more leads can be quite daunting. You may have no viable connections and all you have is your vision. Is that enough to sustain you?
I have to have a moment of transparency. Many days as the night began to fall and the dew from the morning rain was nestled on the trees I cried. Tears dropped slowly down my cheeks and I was still and I sat with my thoughts. I simply asked, “where do I go from here?” My vision was much bigger than my reality and I said, “there has to be more.” I had studied my craft, I served my community, I lent a helping hand but I honestly had no clue what was next. I didn’t have tangible things to reach for and my vision yet again didn’t match my reality. The transition!
Often there are many as myself who people look to for hope or for answers. Many times you lend words of care, comfort, and support and you see people igniting from words that came from your lips. However, that moment ends and you are left alone. You then say, “what are my next steps?” This is one thing that I implore that even the encouraging one or the motivator needs the very same push that they give others to help through those transitory moments.