A car accident can change things and so can holding your child for the first time. Change can happen all at once, in an instance. It can be unexpected, something that you are never prepared for.
But more likely it happens over a long period of time. It is an evolution, a process. Drip by drip. Day after day. Month after month. Year after year.
There isn’t a specific day when someone put it all together. It isn’t a sudden transformation. But further down the road, you don’t recognize yourself from what you used to be.
While it is easy to always want things to happen this second, real change–the kind that you deserve–almost always happens over an extended period of time with the right habits in place.