Finding Peace in the In-Between

I am learning to find beauty in the in-between periods of my life.

I may not have the perfect career, relationship, or life, but deep in my heart, I know I am headed in the right direction.  I may not achieve all my goals, but maybe what I think I want is not exactly what I need.  When you get to the point of enjoying the ride, you feel a sense of peace, simply observant of the journey that you are on.

Often, we become so obsessed with the future that we forget to enjoy the most beautiful part: the current moment.

Growing up, I dealt with so much insecurity. I was put down for the way I looked and how I acted. I felt like I was never good enough.

Looking back, I wish I would have just relaxed. I am proud of how I handled it, but knowing what I know now.. knowing I would make the friends I have now,  knowing I would figure out what I was passionate about… I wish I would been a lot happier, less sad, and less angry.  I know that now, and in the words of Maya Angelou, when you know better, you do better.

When you know better you do better | by Treadmill Treats | Medium

Find beauty in the journey instead of the pain in the wait.  What is to come will be magnificent, but if you’re angry every step of the way, when you finally get there, you will realize how silly you were being upset at not reaching that point earlier…

When you finally reach that ideal point in your life, you will have wished you were more mellow, more content, more in sync with the journey rather than disgruntled.

I don’t want to be angry anymore. In fact, I’m not angry anymore. Everything in my life has happened the way it should  I’m not one to shout “everything happens for a reason,” but what I will say is everything that happened happened, and you have a choice to make it beautiful or to make it ugly. You have a choice to make something productive of the direction your life is headed.
Photo of Vehicle on Dirt Road

What is there to be angry about?

Well, truthfully, the anger comes from not believing good things will happen. You have to believe it will happen because it will. And even if it doesn’t, maybe something better is meant for you.

You’re just in the in-between.

Find peace in the in-between and keep moving forward.

The in-between is where the magic lies…

& that’s the truth



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