Transitioning slowly has its advantages. It lets you figure things out and build confidence. However, it can prevent you from giving full time and attention to the change and pursuing it seriously. In some instances a clean break from the past or a swift change may be the best decision.
Make sure it feels right for you; that can mean the difference between success and failure. Listening to your inner voice is very important. Sometimes an advisor and mentor can be a great help and guide.
Walk in your truth and live an authentic life.