Welcome to The Middle.  It's the place between The Beginning and The End.  We often don't know what it looks like until we've stepped just beyond the bend and to the other side.  

It's at that point, just beyond the bend and across the threshold that we realize just how beautiful and precious The Middle really was; it was that way the whole time, we just didn't know it.  

It's my goal to see The Middle for what it is.  It's not the path to The End or the calm after The Beginning, it's The Middle.  Don't waste it.