We are finally off for our Spring break vacation and I’m telling you we need it. We have been having up to -60 degrees with a wind chill these last few weeks and are so excited to feel some sun and sand, not to mention a beautiful ocean.
As I’m sitting at the airport in one of 2 to 3-hour layovers, bored out of my gourd, It hits me how similar this feels to waiting for something to change your life.
You know what I mean…that stagnant feeling when you know where you want to go but aren’t moving a lot. In fa, t there is really no movement at all.
It’s ironic that during these times you actually feel like your energy is being drained right out of you. Logic would say that this should be a restful time and rejuvenate you.
Nope doesn’t happen… Takes it right out of you.
I have felt that same way when I am waiting for that shift to happen in my life. It doesn’t seem to make a difference if I’m working toward a business goal, an improved relationship or a health issue, there is usually some sort of wait time.
I’ve done the work and then… Nothing, nada, zip…
I’ve gone throughout this process enough to know the signs that change is happening. I’ve set into motion what I’ve wanted to achieve and worked toward it. I’ve done The Healing Codes, EFT, conscious eating and numerous other tools to ensure progress will be made.
Sometimes I’ll see small signs, even big ones at times and get excited. Then slowly my progress slows down to a crawl and at times completely stopping dead in the tracks.
So while I’m sitting here waiting for the next plane to arrive it hits me. This is similar to the allowing part of attracting what you want in your life.
I know where I’m going. I know it’s going to be great, in fact flippin amazing! I know the next plane will come to take me to the next 3 hour layover, where I’ll wait again. And I know that I will arrive at my final destination after that.
And you know what else? I know it will be WORTH it!
So when you are having your down time, grab a book or watch some TV and kick back and chill. Try not to fret and just let the work you’ve done sink in and work it’s magic.
This is the time for you to allow everything to shift, rattle and roll right into your life.
Enjoy the downtime because once you’ve arrived at your destination, you are going to hit the ground running doing things you have always wanted to.
Have a wonderful holiday Melissa. I totally recognize the feelings you mention. Time was when I was in the ‘gap’ between where I’d been and what I knew was ahead of me and it bothered me. Today, as you say so well, I celebrate the experience certain in the knowledge that my leap is about to occur. It’s an exciting time in our growth cycle. Kudos to you. Can’t wait for my next one. 🙂
Yes, experience sure does make it easier every time we wait, especially when we build on it each time with positive outcomes. Thanks so much for visiting girl!
Yes, I can totally relate as Elle had said in her comments. It is a difficult place to be, but the best thing that comes out of it is when you actually do “arrive,” and you can celebrate. The more we experience success, the more confidence we have, and the more closely packed together the successes will be, and the less frequent and less lengthy the layovers. 🙂 Talk to you later. I hope your time away has been restorative.
The more confidence we gain each time sure does gives us more ease with the wait 😉 and it makes it smoother every time. I like your Law of Attraction type thoughts on making the wait less and less with each trip as well! I believe this to be true.
Thanks so much
I hear ya, those life layovers can be frustrating. Thanks for reminding me to enjoy them, rest & relax, because busy times are ahead. I’m 20 weeks pregnant right now and I feel like pregnancy is a sort of layover. There is lots to do to prepare, but also lots of waiting. I’ve been trying my best just to take it one day at a time and enjoy everything about creating a new life 🙂
Love seeing you here Krystal!
Yes enjoy the wait with that baby. Enjoy every moment… That little miracle is so special and we women only get to experience it a handful of times. It really is a short layover in the big scheme of things. I hope you will cherish every little roll and flutter that little one delivers. How exciting for you sweet girl!
Excellent reminder. Enjoy your holiday! XO – Shann
Thanks for visiting Shann! I appreciate it 😉
Ahhh, Melissa, what a beautiful reminder. And you’re so right. Thanks for ths wonderful post and have a lovely holiday! You deserve it 🙂
I’m enjoying it as I type 😉 Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
I so needed to hear this message today! Thank you Melissa from the bottom of my heart.
I’m so glad Silvia. You are a doll and I love hearing from you! I hope you are doing great!
Wonderful observations, and yes…I do fine with layovers. It helps to be a voracious reader, as time passes so quickly when we can become absorbed in a great book. When I look up and see the tension in other passengers waiting for a delayed flight who aren’t reading, I am grateful that I can go back into reading and just let it be.
Good for you Marcia!
I’m so glad you find ways to relax and pass the time when things are moving at a slower than desirable pace. It’s the only way to go.
Take Care and thanks for visiting 😉
Great reminder that all of our hard work is not in vain. It will pay off and we need to be ready! Love that!
Enjoy your vacation!
Absolutely! Enjoy the journey for sure. I am having a great time with the family and cherishing every moment. Thanks for the well wishes 😉