I haven't written in several weeks since our last Episode: Episode 22: To Surrender or Take Action. Listen here on Spreaker, iTunes, Stitcher in case you missed it. Since that episode, I did indeed surrender, then I did take action. On yesterday's show Episode 23: Transitions I share some BIG news with Lana and my listeners. My family and I are currently going through a major unexpected life transition right now that has surged me into a roller coaster of emotions. We are leaving our home of eleven years in Hampton Roads, Virginia to return to my original home in the suburbs of Los Angles, California. As a result, we will be reuniting in the love and support of family and long-time friends. The opportunity, decision, and implementation has happened in just the last few weeks. It's at once exciting, life-affirming, nostalgic, and yet not always easy to resist the urge to control with certainty what exactly to do. Even the best transtitions are an adjustment until the change becomes the new normal. With Lana's experience as a military wife, she helps me break it down as we talk about the four steps to adjustment inspired by the U-curve hypothesis proposed by Norwegian sociologist Sverre Lysgaard.
“Adjustment as a process over time seems to follow a U-shaped curve: adjustment is felt to be easy and successful to begin with; then follows a ‘crisis’ in which one feels less well adjusted, somewhat lonely and unhappy; finally one begins to feel better adjusted again, becoming more integrated into the foreign community.”
If you are going through or have been through a major life transition, we are sure you will appreciate this episode, too. Listen here on Spreaker in cased you missed it.Or anytime on iTunes or Stitcher.
I will now be offering myLet's be Honest groups in Sunny SoCal with groups beginning in early Fall. I am also forming my first virtual Let's Be Honest Group for early Fall as well, so participants can join in the fun no what State you reside in.