“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.”
We are excited to offer you tips and support, as you travel expected and unexpected changes. I know the immobility, boxes of Kleenex tossed on the bed, and the hope of a new window opening, when you sit in uncertainty and long for clarity.
From a very early age, I lived unexpected changes. That is where my interest to learn about changes rooted. I had to accept that standing tall and collapsing during a change I didn’t want or even wanted was a natural progression. I use used to jump into action at times and sweep the pain out the door. My young innocence came to a halt and new parts of me developed. Thank goodness.
What surprises people when they are going through happy transitions, like marriage, new job, retirement, moving, blending families, back to wellness, and parenting, is that anxiety and vulnerability land in your stomach. Excitement also sits in your eyes.
Change brings an opening to sort your thoughts and feelings. When you haven’t stood in your particular doorway of change, you don’t want to trip or dash back inside. It is “normal” to have different parts of you emerge, one that might trip and one that slowly thinks, and feels solutions and insights more than once during a day.
I remember a client said to me, “I thought about it and now I am going to…” I asked her, “What part of you wants to do this?” Her response, “the one that just wants to get going.”
Checking in with yourself at minimum, three times a day, asking, “What am I thinking about? What am I feeling? What do I need today”, is a tool to help you make decisions and know who is “minding the store,” your younger self or your wisdom? Bottom line, no matter what, you get to know more about yourself and what you need to feel happy and trusting. This is a way to separate from the past and become more present, as well as, not becoming who you don’t want to be.
You get to change your mind because you, the adult, earned that choice. Research shows the one thing that stops people from changing is that they don’t begin something with knowing you can change your mind.
Getting to know who you are and who you aren’t, keeps you connected and calmer. From that learning, you gather the resources you need at your own rhythm.
I would love to be part of helping you during your transitions.
Visit the website and contact me when you want guidance and a safe harbor to be yourself and discover new parts of you that had to go dormant or never had support to emerge.
Thank you for taking your time to visit Life In Transition, What’s Next? Action to Change.
No one needs to go through uncertainty alone.
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