For many years, thinking about making a life transition crossed my mind. Should I, could I, and what the hell am I waiting for anyway?
But most importantly, why did it take me this long?
I used to remember hearing people say life begins at 50 and wondered what that meant. I totally get it now. Life really does begin at 50. I went through a whole lotta crap (and good stuff too!!) for the first 50 years of my life. It was colourful to say the least.
And honest to God, I hit 50 and my first thought was “what am I doing?” It was time to wake up and start making my life transition. I took inventory of my life and these things flashed by.
10 Signs that it was time to make a life transition
If you aren’t quite sure if you are ready to make a life transition maybe you should look at these 10 signs that woke me the eff up.
So many of us don’t make any changes in our lives because we’re scared. Fear has no place in your life. It’s time to flick fear away and start living the life you are meant to live.
One of crazy ridiculous joy!
1 You’re probably more than halfway through life
This was a big one for me. Omg. More than half of my life is gone. What have I been doing? Well, living actually, but more like learning and preparing me for the next half of my life, I like to think anyway.
2 There are so many more things I want to do
Travel, write books, speak in public. I had a list as long as my arm and I hadn’t even knocked off a fraction of it. I had to get cracking at that.
3 I have a purpose and I need to start living it
No no no, not this girl. Not any of us really, but that’s how we live. We wake up, go to work, pay bills and die. We have so much more to do than that. You know that.
4 I was stuck and frustrated
I felt this anxiety inside of me that kept poking at me. Almost wanting to scream at me, “hey lady, wake up!! You got things to do. What on earth are you waiting for”? These signs were starting to come in loud and clear.
5 I was tired of just existing
I wanted to live. There’s a life to live and I was just existing. There was a life buried in my dream of dreams and I needed to unleash it. Live it, see it, taste it, feel it. It was dying to get out. If this isn’t one of those in your face signs then I don’t know what is.
6 There’s a free spirit inside that needs to be freed
I could feel her. Why was I keeping her locked up inside? A spirit inside of me that was crying, I could almost hear her moaning in anguish, wanting to be freed. I had to let her escape and live.
7 The world needs me
I don’t mean this in an egotistical way. I mean the world is in desperate need of healers, lovers and kind people and I was one of them. Why was I not sharing all that with the world? The world needs me. One of the biggest signs for me!
8 I don’t want to die with regrets
I can’t and won’t be 80 years old, lying in my death bed and thinking “damn I wish I would have….”. I don’t want to be that person. I refuse to be that person.
9 You only get one shot
This is it. You’re not going to get another chance to do shit if you didn’t do it while you were alive. Iva, what on earth are you waiting for? Stop pretending and practicing. Get out and live.
10 Being happy is my birthright and it’s time to start being
Happiness has been inside of me all this time, also screaming to get out and be released and experienced. I had been miserable for many many years. I did whatever I felt I had to do to get to that place of happiness and man, it was worth it. Another powerful and clear sign.
Deciding to make a life transition
When I took inventory of my life and had a deeper look at what had been going on and what was happening, I realized it was time to make a big life transition.
And that’s exactly what I did.
So much inside of me woke up. There were people to see and love, joy to share, love to spread, smiles to see and a beautiful life to live. At 50 years old, it was time to do it. It was finally time to wake up and I have never been happier in my life, ever. (ok well maybe except the day my kid was born)
Peace and Love