A friend shared this quote recently and I am so in love with it: “When one door closes, another opens. But it’s hell in the hallway”. Turns out that’s also the title of a book by Sandi Bachom that I haven’t read. Yet.
This quote so perfectly describes the in between that ANY transition in life inherently includes. Whether it’s buying a house, moving to a new city, starting a new job or career, divorcing a spouse. Any and all transitions bring with them a time of being in the “in between” and experiencing hell in the hallway.
It doesn’t really matter whether we’re also excited and thrilled at having closed (or slammed) that first door shut, there comes a time when it’s shut and the new one hasn’t fully opened so we can’t quite see what’s beyond that new door. Magical field of abundance or fire breathing dragon? Who the hell knows.
For us humans, that in between isn’t naturally comfortable. We like predictable, familiar, tangible. We like to see evidence that we’re on solid ground and all will be well. Proof of the awesomeness behind door number two.
While the hallway can certainly feel like hell when it’s dark and we can’t tell which way is up, down, backward or forward: there are opportunities that reside there.
Opportunities to discover gifts, talents, strengths we never knew we had within us. The exhiliration of going beyond our comfort zone and realizing we’re capable of more than we previously thought possible. The connection with others who’ve experienced similar transitions. Deepening knowledge about ourselves, our preferences, our values and ideals.
What I do for home buyer clients is illuminate parts of the hallway while you navigate through it. I can’t take away all of the unknowns and stress but I can help you explore and clarify the next best step on your journey and guide you as you take it.
Transitions aren’t linear and by their very nature include a certain level of discomfort. But they’re also points of growth that one day sooner than you realize, may thrill and amaze you at what you’ve navigated and accomplished by reaching and stepping through that new door.
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