I heard a recent grad talking about the pre-graduation overload and how her life would start once she graduated college.
Funny thing is I said something very similar when I was about to graduate college.
What I didn’t realize back then was my life had already started long before that and was about to have an enormous change following graduation. Entering the world of work is a major life transition, no matter the age.
Change, transition, evolution are all things we experience in life. Some resist the experience kicking and screaming, while others welcome new things to come.
I haven’t written much about being a working mom lately because my corporate position ended just shy of a year ago. I was laid off and saw it coming long before it happened. I wanted a break though. It was a welcomed change with many scary moments. I went from full-time working mom to working with clients from home. Big transition between heading to the office every day and then being home every day!
I finally saw Maid in Manhattan with Jennifer Lopez a couple weeks ago. I know, I know I was about 11 years late.And then I heard one of my favorite quotes.
“What we do, Miss Ventura, does not define who we are.
What defines us is how well we rise after falling.”
~ Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Whether you are rising from a fall or creating a profound change in your life, the scariest step is the first one and possibly the second. Each step after that becomes momentum.
Fear will always try to creep in there when you think of what could be. The trick is to keep it at bay with what will be if you keep going.
You will rise stronger and wiser with each step of the way and ready for the next change to come.
How do you handle big life changes?