Embracing the Journey from Who You Were to Who You’re Becoming

Embracing the Journey from Who You Were to Who You’re Becoming

We often find ourselves caught in the in-between space — straddling the line between who we once were and who we’re striving to become. This in-between phase can feel like an emotional roller coaster ride, filled with uncertainty and self-doubt. Yet, it is exactly in this in-between space where the most growth occurs.

It feels like I have been navigating the in-between space forever. The thought that change would happen overnight is clearly a wake up call. I had all expectations as to how and when the in-between would end. Little did I know how the in-between had no set timeline. No finite limit. 

Peeling Back The Layers

The in-between sometimes strips you naked and forces you to look at who you are in your bare soul. It’s not about your job or title. It’s not about how much money you have. And it’s not about the things you own.

It’s about being willing to go within and tapping into the truest and authentic version of yourself. It’s about stripping away emotions that no longer serve you. It’s about letting go of thoughts that control you. It’s about doing the soul work that requires you to peel back the layers because underneath all of that is who you are meant to be.

It can be so easy to think you are stuck in the in-between. Feeling stagnant and not going anywhere. This is often far from the truth. When you don’t think progress is happening, that is when the biggest change is taking place. You might find yourself thinking in a different way. Your clothes may start to look different. You use your voice more and speak your truth. You walk away from spaces and people full of peace, no matter what is happening. 

The Power of Reflection

Never doubt the in-between is serving you. The beauty of this space is that so much growth is happening you might miss the beauty of it all. Take some time to reflect on your journey so far. You might have new thoughts or react differently in a situation. And you may not realize it until after you self-reflect.

The Beauty of Becoming

As you navigate the in-between space, know that becoming isn’t a destination. There is no final stop. There is no completion. As human beings, growth is a constant and continuous process. You have to be willing to do the work every step of the way. Why? Because every step forward, no matter how small, is progress. Celebrate your wins along the way. Be aware of the  areas that still need work. Remember growth is going to be messy and scary. But it will always be uniquely yours!

Embracing Uncertainty

The in-between space often feels like standing on the edge of the unknown. Dangling while holding on. But it is in this uncertainty where possibilities bloom. Embrace the unknown. Trust that the discomfort you feel now is the beginning of who you are meant to be.

Riding The In-Between

You cannot get through the in-between without nurturing and caring for your soul. As you journey through the in-between, take steps to help you along the way.

1. Set Intentions: Clearly define who you want to become. Write down your goals, visions, and aspirations. This will guide you every step of the way.

2. Practice Self-Compassion: Be kind to yourself. Recognize that change is hard, and it’s okay to stumble along the way.

3. Seek Support: Surround yourself with people who uplift and inspire you. Sharing your journey with your people can provide comfort and motivation.

4. Stay Present: Focus on the here and now. While it’s important to have goals, never lose sight of the present moment and the growth occurring within it.

5. Be grateful: Let gratitude fill your heart. Always find gratitude in the good, the messy, and everything in-between!

Beautiful Things Are Happening

The space between who you were and who you are becoming is filled with possibilities. Embrace it with open arms, knowing that every step you take is bringing you closer to the truest version of yourself. Your journey is unique, powerful, and absolutely worth it. Here’s to the messy middle and in-between space! Beautiful things are happening here.

Love and Courage,


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