Autumn is a time of transition and change. It’s not always easy to know how to cope with transition.
In nature, the trees change from green to rich reds and golds before they lose their leaves. Chestnuts ripen and fall to the floor. Birds migrate back to warmer climates.
I love autumn – it is so beautiful in my local woodlands, especially on a bright sunny morning, like today.
Autumn is also a time of transition for many mums: children go back to school, start school for the first time or move up to ‘big’ school, whether that’s the transition from pre-school to primary school, or the transition from primary school to secondary school. Or even your older children move away from home for the first time to go to college or university.
Transition and change can be scary. Transition can be forced upon us – other times it is up to us to make that change. You might feel you’re not quite ready. That you don’t know how to make that change. Or you don’t know how to accept and adjust to the change. In The Confident Mother, one mum, Naomi, tells her moving story in Chapter 10 of how a premature birth forced a career change on her. Life is unpredictable.
When it is a change that you want, if you don’t get started, you’ll never know what it feels like to be happy or successful or fulfilled, or whatever that change might be. Sometimes you don’t know what the first steps need to be. You might need some help. As women and as mothers, we think we should be able to figure it out on our own. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. It’s a sign that you want to make a change and you are prepared to take action to make it happen.
If you want to change your life, you have to get started; you have to take action; you have to take the first steps. If you have a dream, you have to take action. If you want to go somewhere, you have to take the first steps. Don’t just dream it, do it.
Maybe you don’t know what those first steps are – that’s where I can help. If this speaks to you today, get in touch. Don’t stay stuck in transition.
Knowing how to cope with transition, and helping our children to cope with transition, is an important life-skill. Like many important life-skills, it doesn’t always feel easy.
Get started today – take the first steps and embrace the energy that brings.