But this post isn’t about that. You can read more about that here. This is about how I felt after I stopped teaching. I truly didn’t know who I was any more or what I needed to do next. Truthfully, I still feel a little bit that way. But over the last fifteen months, as I’ve pondered and searched my soul, tried various options, learned new skills, and dug deeper into the core of me, I think I’ve learned something about life transitions.
So, the first truth I’ve learned is: Transitions take you back to your CORE.
The second truth I’ve learned is: Transitions allow you to look at your SELF closely.
But I also discovered I don’t like being told what to do. I value my freedom and choice. And I lack self-control—to exercise, to write, to move forward. So I need a touchstone of some sort. I returned to writing on this blog, to sift my feelings and practice my writing, to give me accountability. And I invited women I admire, and that I feel are on a similar path, to join together in a community of creators.
The third truth I’ve learned is: Transitions support your SOUL in becoming the best “you.”
I can’t say I now know who I am and what I need to do for the rest of my life. That would be naïve and probably impossible. But I have come to believe this last year that I will continually struggle to uncover my true self and fulfill my purpose. There is no “Estimated Time of Arrival” for when that will be accomplished. I will always be learning new things, discovering talents and truths I didn’t know I possessed, working on challenges, and striving toward dreams.