I've always hated “in between” as I transition from one thing to another. It’s an unsettling feeling to switch gears and start something new.
Even as a kid, I never liked having to quit one activity to start another, especially if I was enjoying myself.
I feel like I’m in that stage today after getting back from vacation and having to get back into my routine again. It is a bit of a struggle but eventually I will find my groove again.
So much of our lives are those “in between” moments which we see as unimportant while we transition to the important events.
Even when I worked as an opaquer painting cartoon cells back in the 1980s, junior animators were always given the task of doing the "in between" cells that showed a character's less important movements in between the major ones that the senior animator would draw.
Sometimes we get stuck “in between” and find ourselves in limbo while we’re waiting to start something new. I've been there and it's easy to stagnate and not grow very much.
I think “in between” is okay as long as it doesn’t drag on too long and it can actually be a good thing. It’s a break in our frantic pace to take stock and figure out what direction we’re going in next.
If we see it in a positive light, it can be a stepping stone to something new and exciting. And who knows what possibilities await?
Maybe being "in between" isn't such a bad thing after all.