Midlife Transition


Whatever life transition is happening for you right now, there’s no doubt that some transition’s can be painful and other’s can make us STOP and re-evaluate what’s important in life. But, by allowing ourselves to grow through the changes we can learn a great deal about ourselves from these experiences. One such transition this year, a milestone birthday (not saying which one, mind!) happened to me.

Following a ‘mid-life review’ I asked myself these four simple questions:

  1. What is my true soul’s calling?
  2. What can I do to grow into my soul purpose?
  3. How soon do I want these changes to happen?
  4. How will I know when I’ve reached my goals?

Allow yourself the space and time to reflect and to carefully consider what you want from life. Maybe do what I did, go for walks, write (my passion and joy) listen to soothing music for the soul and above all have FUN!   Give yourself permission to become full of child like wonder once again. It’s through writing that I am able to visualise what my dream life consists of. Never dismiss any idea that pops into your mind and NEVER EVER allowed  yourself to think anything is unachievable. A transition is a gift from the Universe, a Divinely timed opportunity for us to become the best versions of ourselves that we can be.

So, if you’re growing through a life transition a this point in your life, ask yourself; “What’s my true soul calling?”. Begin a catalyst of transformation and embrace the changes your transition brings. Transition’s are the crossroads of change, they are the perfect opportunity to decide in which direction we want to head!

“The changes that you are experiencing are the lessons that your soul wants for your beautiful metamorphosis to occur”joannecruiselogo




7 replies
  1. Pamela Thompson
    Pamela Thompson says:

    Hi Joanne, I so resonate with your post having been through a recent downsize and move to a new location. Transitions definitely are opportunities to learn and grow. I have found William Bridge’s model for Life Transitions really helpful. From 30 years of research he found that regardless of the transition whether it be a relationship change, career change or health challenge there are 3 stages we all go through: 1) an ending, 2) a neutral zone; and 3) a new beginning. If we don’t do the work associated with each phase then we keep repeating the same patterns in our lives. Thanks for sharing wisdom and powerful Midlife review questions. It, too, believe that “a transition is a gift from the Universe” 🙂

  2. Jill Celeste
    Jill Celeste says:

    I read a lot of books by Julia Cameron (of The Artist’s Way fame), and she always emphasizes being child like. I couldn’t agree more. I believe that’s one of the reasons I love my adult coloring books so much. xoxo

  3. Mihaela Lica Butler
    Mihaela Lica Butler says:

    I am not sure about now, but I think it happened a few years back and I took it without asking myself any questions. I am sure there will be more occasions to remember your wise words (and I will). Thank you!


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