What does reinvention mean to you? Could it simply mean change?
The only constant in life is change. ~Heraclitus
Generation X, those born between 1965 and 1980, are also called the lost generation. If you are a GenXer, you work hard, are loyal and follow the expected course. You might not understand the millennials work ethics because your approach to change is very calculated.
Midlife, the central period of life, is full of heartbreaking change that many are not prepared for. I’d like to propose that it is an exciting time of reinvention, a time to get lost on a path that you’ve always dreamed of taking. A time to fly free!
How will you show up for change?
After I graduated high school, I enlisted in the AirForce. I had little direction in my life, and thought it would be an adventure. My high school career was rocky, I never felt like I fit in with any one group. When I got to tech school, I felt freedom to be anyone I wanted. So, I walked into our community room with a newfound confidence and proclaimed, “I am going to the movies, would anyone like to go with me?”
Jeff took me up on that offer… and the rest is history.
I want you to envision the season of midlife the same way I did as an Airman out of basic training. You’ve followed the predictable path and now you are entering a new room, or season of life. How do you want to show up?
Do you feel lost?
As a member of the lost generation, do you feel unprepared for this season of your life?
It sucks that change never seems to get easier.
As a self proclaimed master of reinvention, I have changed course numerous times in my lifetime. That doesn’t mean that I became a totally different person, but that I simply tried a different approach to life.
Looking back through my journals, I discovered there were predictable stages that I went through with each change.
The Four Stages of Reinvention
That is why I wrote the journal, The Four Stages of Reinvention. Here’s a little video I created to explain the journal…
This Wednesday, March 16th at 1pm CST I will offer a class on The Four Stages of Reinvention. I’d love for you to join me!
This class will be a zoom call with like minded women who feel a little unprepared for this season of life. I will walk you through the 4 stages and offer a few journal prompts and practices along the way.
It’s a free class!
To join the class, REGISTER HERE. Once you register, you will be given a zoom link for the class.
Here’s to flying free into the next season of life with confidence!
And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky!