On a journey of transformation, there are many stages along the way. Yesterday I entered a stage I’m thinking of as my ‘Grace Period‘. In the 2 days before yesterday, so many things came to an end, had been completed enough for now, or just let go of. The build up to that time was so very stressful — not knowing how to do things, deadlines looming, hair falling out, and feeling held in the balance of so many unknowns.
It seemed like it happened all at once. I figured out how to do things ‘enough’ that I could meet some critical deadlines. I cut my hair off and had it both confirmed that it was indeed falling out at a rapid pace, AND that there was a half-inch of new growth coming in. (Yay!) I sent my blood off to a lab for analysis to see if anything besides the trauma of March’s illness was causing the hair loss. With all these ends tied enough, I hopped on my bike and felt completely liberated! As I rode along Lake Superior I thought ‘this is my grace period’. This is that time in between yesterday and tomorrow where everything feels exactly right and perfect as it is. (more…)