"Scanning over my recent post about transitions, it struck me that I glossed over one key fact: Transitions always suck.
That lost, confused, hopeless feeling that seems like it will never end? No, it’s not just you. It’s the nature of the beast.
How do I know this? Well for one thing, I’ve been through a lot of transitions, and it was ever thus. For another, I’ve read a ton about transitions, and everyone seems to agree.
Those who study and write about transitions even have their own names for this uniquely unsettling phase: Change guru William Bridges describes it as “the Neutral Zone.” Life coach Martha Beck calls it “Death and Rebirth.” Novelist and journalist Sara Davidson refers to it as “the Narrows.”
But while the names may be different, the core feelings are the same: Disorientation, anxiety, fear. Panic and desperation.
Fun, isn’t it?..."