Managing Transitions

I just dropped in to see what condition my transition was in. I have managed to be going through a transition for a few years. One transition seems to be leading into another. I started my blog while in the middle of a transition from having a career to not. External circumstances thrust that change upon me. I felt like I was pushed into semi-retirement without having chosen it. My blog has been part of an exploration of what I am doing next. I have enjoyed being creative with my writing, but I do not want to do it full-time or be a writer of books.  I have been tutoring part-time for a few years. I have struggled with the first transition. Going from a career oriented life to getting oriented to a life with no career. Or at least a job I had not planned on doing. I had planned to transition from a teaching full-time to a part-time teaching career eventually, but my plan did not work out as I envisioned. I never got the full-time teaching position. I worked as a substitute teacher for a while:

Then I started tutoring to see if that would develop into a business.  Although I felt I was doing something good, I decided I didn’t want to develop it into something full-time.  Now it feels like I am coming into another transition. I have been restless for quite a while. It’s just that the unknown makes me feel uneasy. Getting ready to let go of what I have been, and step into…..wherever my path may lead me next. Need to be willing to let it unfold by itself.

But the cacti are still flowering in my yard and I may soon be rolling in clover.  🙂  That’s my ever optimistic voice talking.

Clover in my backyard


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. Prompt word ” man.” Video of Kenny Rogers and First Edition ‘I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in‘ via 2old2Rock on You Tube.  Featured image of Hummingbird on nest by jadis96 via Pixabay.com Video of teacher in class via Giphy.com

21 thoughts on “Managing Transitions

  1. Cynthia Diament

    Are any of them 4 leaf clovers? How appropriate to talk about clover at the time of St. Patrick’s Day. Hope the transitions which are constant in our lives goes smoothly. There’s an amazing transition to Grandma (Meme) too. Hope Gavin is home soon.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I will have to inspect my clovers. Yes, they have been coming in strong in various spots in the backyard in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Thanks for the good wishes. Looking forward to being Meme. We are getting closer to having him home. Thank you, Cynthia. 🙂

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      1. JoAnna

        I know some people like those scary amusement park rides. I’m not one of them, so I can relate to the uneasiness. I read somewhere that when nothing is certain, anything is possible, but one thing I do know for certain is that you have a lot of experience and wisdom that will help you as this journey unfolds. I hope it will be full of wonder.

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      2. Deborah Drucker Post author

        I think I am ready to let go of all of what I thought I wanted to do. Although the wound is still sensitive. I am feeling like I am not wanting the same things anymore. So there is change happening for sure. Thank you for your supportive words. ❤

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  2. Jami Carder

    Just keep following the next right move. You can make as many moves as you need to make in order to get where you’re supposed to be. I’m pretty sure once you get there, it will feel right and you’ll know it.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Thank you, Jami. I think I am going to be out in my garden and sorting out my house some more while I mull it over and see what comes up next. I know what you mean about something feeling right. I think that is a good indicator. 🙂

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  3. joey

    I love that song.
    I am pretty much always in a transition of sorts, and I think all the best people are. I appreciate your optimism. Transitions usually involve the pain of growth, but along with it, the promise of new and wonderful things — opportunities 🙂

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