I haven’t posted in a while. I was busy finishing school assignments. Now I am done. There are classic transitions in life, and then there are unusual transitions.
As children, all we know in school. Suddenly, we graduate from high school or college, and it is time to enter the career world.
I have experienced that having a job is very different from going to school daily. This is a natural step to take in life. The most challenging transition is that you don’t get summers off.
Oh well, the loss of extended breaks from work is tough, but the adult world is different. Other transitions in life can include getting married, going through a breakup, moving, or retiring.
After any transition, it is essential to some time to reflect. This allows you to take inventory and move forward how you want your life to look like.
While taking inventory, think about what you did not like in the previous life stage and how you can change it with this new adventure.
It is also vital to examine what you enjoyed and think of ways to keep the components you enjoy. There are always ways to change and retain what you want.
I have found it helpful to talk about how you are feeling with a trusted friend or family member. They may have different ideas for you.
Trusted friends and family members have given me new perspectives or ways of handling the new journey in life. This transition time may be uncomfortable.
For however long, you have been living in a routine for some amount of time, and now that routine is changing. Change is difficult, and it will result in some uncomfortable times.
Being uncomfortable is okay; it is how we grow as people. I genuinely believe that in the end, everything will work out.
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Had a 36 year teaching career. While I had summer commitments, the flexibility of my summer hours made it seem for my children that I had every summer of. But as you state, once you hit the work world the rhythm of summer breaks disappears.