Incubation periods are not that glamourous.
The hope of what’s to come is sexy, but so much of that in-between, not-quite-yet time is frustrating.
But let’s consider all of the benefits of being in your egg right now: Peace. Space. Privacy. When you finally hatch (and you will), it will be full force and no turning back. Your next career surge means you’ll have to cut a few holidays short and do your hair everyday. That lover you’re praying to have is going to arrive, sweep you off your feet, and then and take over half of your precious closet space. When you get what you’ve been working toward, there will be new stuff to deal with. And it will be part of your new incredibleness, but right now, in the egg, you have the sweetness of familiarity. So just enjoy it, because that easy pleasure helps soften any doubts you have about the future.
I know you’re probably doing all the right things to make your dreams come true. And I’m the last person on this side of the galaxy to tell you to be patient. I know nothing about it. When God was handing out patience I was already in the car, honking the horn. Let’s incarnate, already! But I do know that according to hens and science and most sages who actually waited in line for some patience, It’s dangerous. The results can be disastrous and take a long time to overcome.
So savour the simplicity of your pre-dreams-come-true time. Love the egg you’re in. Because not too long from now—and right on time, you’ll be spreading your wings and life will never be the same again.
And for all your friends waiting for the breakthrough to come…help them love their egg-ness. Press forward. xo
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