Life Transitions, Day 1

by | Nov 3, 2020 | Personal Development

Over the course of the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be publishing on the topic of life transitions.

This topic is already gaining some momentum, and in the coming months and years, I predict that it’s only going to grow in relevance.

Not just because of the pandemic, but also because of changes in age, relationships, living conditions, careers, and other areas.

In the area of careers, many people have already lost their job. Many more will lose their jobs because of technological advancements, artificial intelligence, machines, and so on.

Musicians have had to put gigging mostly on hold for the duration of the pandemic and ensuing lock-downs.

We’ve all been affected in one way or another, and many of us are already in the process of rethinking our work.

So, the question is…

How do we navigate the coming changes powerfully?

In this edition of Life Transitions, I would like to share some of the biggest life transitions I’ve gone through.

Some of the Biggest Life Transitions I’ve Gone Through

If I shared every transition I’ve gone through, we’d be here all day. So, I handpicked 11 examples.

I may even elaborate on some of these transitions in future editions of Life Transitions.

  • I was born in Canada. But when I was five, my family moved to Japan. I’m not sure if culture shock is something that registered with a five-year-old, but I do know it was sad and scary for me.
  • Several years later, in Japan, we survived the Great Hanshin earthquake.
  • When I was 13, my dad got into a motorcycle accident. He was in a coma for 10 days before he passed.
  • Shortly after, we ended up moving back to Canada, and for me, this was a bigger transition than moving from Canada to Japan. I had to get acclimated to the culture and language in a hurry, and with a diminishing sense of self because of my father’s death.
  • When I was 15, I learned the thrill of performance for the first time. My friend and I went and performed a rap at a youth camp talent show. It felt exhilarating.
  • Because of that, I ended up picking up the guitar at 17 and became a musician.
  • After getting my college certificate, I started teaching guitar and bought a home. I moved in with my best friend and business partner. We set up a home office, studio, and rehearsal space in the coming months.
  • In 2008, I had an anxiety attack, which had a lot to do with ongoing migraine headaches and a total lack of sleep. I spent the next four to five months recovering.
  • In 2012, I invested roughly $60,000 into a business I thought would make me a millionaire. The business ended up tanking by the end of 2015. No one was willing to put any more money into it.
  • I ended up selling my house in 2012, and from that point on, I moved from basement to basement in Calgary.
  • Last year, I created location independence for myself and became a digital nomad.

What Are Some of the Biggest Life Transitions You’ve Gone Through?

What are some things you’ve gone through? How have you been coping with change? Have you been able to deal with it powerfully?

You’re welcome to leave a comment with your thoughts below.

I look forward to sharing more about Life Transitions, and if there’s anything specific you’d like me to cover, you’re welcome to leave a comment as well.

If you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them.

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