She notices the implosion of her living space.

‘Again.’ she thinks to herself.


A mess.

Slow down. Do the next thing. Do it well.

It will end. And begin…again.

Transitions. Constant. Ebb. Flow. 

The weaving in and out of various settings and themes of life and the story we tell. The unfolding story we may or may not be actively engaged in as a co-creative participant. 

In a school setting, I use the word transition more than the word shift. Although the two words are interchangeable as far as how I have come to understand their meaning.  

Perhaps the word transition is more relatable when used to describe a change related to external, or observable (environmental) conditions. The students transitioned from the classroom to the hallway. 

A shift may better describe internal conditions of thoughts, feelings, impulses and urges (sensations). Her mood shifted when she saw his name. 

Awareness of one’s ability to shift can allow for a sense of control. 

You may agree with the bolded sentence above. You may repeat it as a fact to others. You may write it over and over and over again in a journal. 

To integrate information is to apply it and observe the results. See what happens when you experience the application of knowledge/information to day. Meaningful results that lead to lasting growth outcomes can be shared with others. Others can choose if they want to integrate the information you share. And on it goes. Learning. Growth. Choice.

Expected transitions can be called routines. Routines are helpful as they provide a structure. 

Unexpected transitions can range from causing damage to a fun surprise. They happen.

A life story can become a continuous drama, living in the extremes, when one is disconnected from their sense of awareness. Awareness allows for one’s participation as a choicemaker. 


Care about yourself enough to notice. The noticer is aware of one’s response to the continuous shifts in the unfolding story of day.

ordinary day….extraordinary way

Now this is me.