Transitions often shake us to the core.
At the beginning of any new thing — there are a lot of awkwardness that takes place: adjusting to new environments, people, tasks are often uncomfortable. It takes time to get you settled and get used to the new routine and new air that you breathe.
But once you get settled down, everything flows smoothly and you work efficiently. With higher rewards and a sense of fulfillment.
However, no one person is ever always satisfied with the familiar, the comfortable and the easy.
Because we are made to keep growing.
When we learn how to do something so well, we’d like to know more, learn more, improve more. Isn’t that how we are wired?
But that takes a lot of breaking inside, a lot of unlearning, and a lot of shedding of what was once familiar to you.
And isn’t that painful?
No wonder it’s much easier to stay where it is comfortable, where everything is familiar, where everything is “peaceful” in that sense.
Change and transitions are the only way to make a person progress, move forward, and do more things, accomplish greater tasks.
That is also where one finds real life. In the dirty, messy, sometimes chaotic nature of change.
And this is what keeps us from stagnating. From rotting.
So is it worth the pain?
Good memories of what you’ve left behind remains a good memory. But in these memories are also things you bring into the newness of your life.
These memories remind you of how to relate well with people and how some of things you do will work and won’t work. These memories remind you to cling on what’s true and beautiful and lovely, and rid of whatever pulls you down.
Memories are meant to keep us moving forward, until we reach the goal that has been set before those who pursue the prize.