I think I’ll knock the dust off this thing

by Frank Roche on February 8, 2014

in Change

It’s been a while.


Transitions and New Beginnings

by Frank Roche on August 15, 2012

in Change

Our son, Steve, came home Sunday night after a summer in Beijing.

This morning, I put oil in the car and washed the windows.

Sheryl is driving Steve up to NYC for the start of the school year.

And that’s how it goes.

Life moves on…and rapidly.

It makes me think of Bill Bridges’ work, Transitions.

In it, Bridges says all transitions have an Ending, Neutral Zone, and New Beginning.

But many people get hung up on the ending.

And never let go:

Every transition begins with an Ending. We cannot begin a new project or new stage of life until we have released our hold on “the way things were” and accepted the loss of past behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, hopes and fears.

Even when the old ways may have been bad, hurtful, or unpleasant, people may grieve the past and become angry, frightened, sad or confused. But mourning this loss, rather than avoiding it, is the first step toward transitioning to something new.

The beauty in transitions is to let go of the past.

To keep moving.

To look to new beginnings.

When one door closes in our house, another one opens in NYC.

For my dudes, that’s their new beginnings.

Meanwhile, it’s quiet here.