It is always interesting when you are learning about something – anything! – and all of a sudden something completely different hits you. I recently had one of these experiences while reading about transformative learning.
About four years ago I allowed a complete upheaval in my life. I realized I was not living the life I wanted. I was not being the woman my beloved mother raised me to be. I realized that to truly live, I had to make major changes in my life. I had to take risks. I could no longer go the path of least resistance.
While these changes were difficult, I now recognize them for what they were: I was going through transformative learning. And, just as the name implies, the resulting changes transformed me. I am now living a life I am proud of. I am being the strong, courageous, loving, and kind woman my mother raised me to be. And I am fulfilled, at peace, and happy.
Are things always easy? No. But isn’t that just… life?