Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Doors Opening And Closing

All endings are also beginnings.
We just don't know it at the time.
~ Mitch Albom

I came across this quote the other day and thought it was very appropriate for this period of time since I've been pondering about my own life. Doors opening and closing really is what it is all about. Ending one thing and moving on to another. Finishing up one task and starting something else. Where will it all take me?

As I embark on a new career, I feel a little unsettled because I don't know what will come of it. Will it take me where I think I want to go? Will it provide me with the freedom and money that I want? I see an opportunity for these things, in addition to making new friends, so that excites me, yet I still wonder what the future holds.

We never know what's going to happen when one thing ends. We fear it a little bit, don't want to be out of our comfort zone, but if you really think about it, how did everything turn out once something ended? What was the beginning of the next phase in your life?

When we leave a job, we never know where the next one will bring us. When we end a relationship, the next one may just be just what we needed at that time. When a friend doesn't return your call and you drift apart, it sometimes leads you to another friend who offers so much more.

There is a great amount of fear in the unknown. Excitement and risk yes, but still a bit of fear. I have several friends whose relationships just ended and of the three, each has had a different outcome. One has met her soulmate and is head over heels in love, another is playing the field and having a ball and the third is concentrating on herself.

For me, I know that right now, I can't see what the endings and beginnings mean. As a good friend recently told me, "It will be known in time."

And time is something I have plenty of right now. It's just the waiting that kills me.

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