Think about some major transitions in your life. You know, transitioning from school to work, getting married or moving in with a partner, having children, changing jobs, getting made redundant, moving country or city, retiring from the workforce, that sort of thing.
Did it ever feel like you’d hit the end of one episode of your life, but you didn’t yet know what was going to happen in the next episode? You had the ‘next episode preview’, but that was it. What I mean is, you had some sketchy ideas of what was going to come next, but you could only see it in snippets. You weren’t able to see the whole next episode yet. Also, the clues you did get weren’t necessarily in context and so your ‘next episode’ may not have turned out exactly as you thought it would.
How comfortable did you find this? Did you enjoy the anticipation? Were you impatient to know how it would all turn out? Did you want someone to tell you it would all be ok? Did you enjoy the journey? Did you feel all of these things at various times?
Life transitions can be tricky simply by virtue of the fact that we just don’t know how the next chapter will turn out. However, there are things we can do to help ourselves through the transition:
Laurenne Di Salvo
Melbourne based Life and Wellness Coach