When I moved to Minnesota in 2018, I didn't quite realize all the ways the move would affect me. For example, I no longer had to commute to work, and I went from being relatively well-known to being unknown. It's been humbling and freeing at the same time. Moving is an example of a transition. I've been through many of them, some I chose and some I did not. Marriage, divorce, illness, loss, retirement, empty-nesting, job changes -- all require us to shift many things.
We need time to name and explore the transitions, to grieve what we left behind and greet what is emerging. Some of the ways I've found to help process all these changes are to use art, journaling and movement.
Sandy Salvo and I will be leading a retreat about "Transitions and New Beginnings" in early March 2023 at the St. Anthony Retreat Center near Wausau, Wisconsin. If you want to join us, sign up for emails and course announcements here.