The third phase in a life transition is New Beginnings.
When we have come to some peace with a loss, feel rested, and recognize some genuine interests we are headed toward new beginnings. This is when we put ourselves out there to try new experiences or old experiences with a new perspective.
This part of the path can still be a bit bumpy because it’s unpaved. We might slip back to feelings of uncertainty. But we are more resilient in this phase. At this point we have a sense of where we want to go. We have a sense of purpose and meaning behind our efforts. We’re ready for new adventures that will gently test our new way of seeing and our moxie.
The work of transition is immensely empowering. A client recently described it as
“. . . an incredible shift. I keep finding more and more space to do what I want with my time. I have my voice back and I’m feeling whole again. I am moving forward, I can see it. And it’s in the direction I want.”
Think of new chapters in your life. What preceded them?