Transitions are hard. People make entire careers out of supporting people through transitions and change, and there are all kinds of courses on change management. All of this suggests that transitions happen all the time, and that they tend to be difficult for people.
And yet, transitions are completely normal. They happen to all of us, over and over in our lives.
Which made me realize today that just because something is normal doesn’t mean it’s easy. It’s ok for things that happen to all of us to be difficult, for us to struggle with them, for us to wonder how to get through them. No one else’s experiences, better or worse, change what we’re going through. Holding space for a client who is going through a tough transition was a reminder of that today for me. We each need to find our own way through , each time. Hopefully noticing our patterns can lend us some wisdom to make the next one easier for us.