Lesson Learned: We were chatting casually about Frank’s upcoming move to a retirement community when he very seriously and matter-of-factly stated that “you have to manage life’s transitions, otherwise you’ll be lost.”
He was, no doubt, contemplating his own future and how he would adapt to his new lifestyle in a senior community instead of his spacious, suburban house. Letting go of the old, the things that are comfortable and familiar, and becoming acquainted with a different routine and environment would certainly require adjustments. He was embarking on a new beginning, which for some individuals could be daunting, challenging, and overwhelming.
I was impressed with Frank’s reaction to the expected changes in his life. He seemed ready to explore this latest transition by treating the past with respect and focusing on the positives of a new beginning. Every good sailor knows that when the winds of change blow, it’s best to reset the sails. I believe Frank knows this also.