What are your thoughts on this meme? Does it feel as if the ships are escaping a storm or are about to be shipwrecked because they left the confines of safety? Do you see it as an opportunity to escape the confines of the frame, or does it fill you with fear?
How does this translate to what is going on in your own life? Is it filled with chaos, turmoil, fear? Or excitement, growth, curiosity?
Life transitions can create all the above.
What is a life transition? A transition is the liminal space between the completion or ending of one way of life and the new life that is in the process of forming.
The following six elements are inherent in a Life transition: reorientation, personal growth, authentication, creativity, spirituality, renewal. A life transition can be thought of as the closing of one door and the opening of another. As our old life decomposes a new life begins to form and grow from the old. Life may be giving you an opportunity to live outside the box and escape the confines of a life that has grown too small.
On one side of the spectrum, transitions can be a time of fluctuating emotions, loss, grief, depression, anxiety, hopelessness, anger, and confusion among others. On the other, they can become a time of anticipation, excitement, hope, and vision for a better future.