Change is hard. Transitioning, though, from the known to the unknown is more than hard. It can also be confusing and scary. This is a time when knowing your true authentic self can be critical. Trust me. I know. I’ve gone through a number of profound transitions. I used to think “Transition” was my middle name. I’ve learned many life lessons and transition-lessons along the way, and all by the way of hard-knocks. I know how difficult it can be. Like most of us, I’ve been in transition from the moment I was born, but little did I know how much of a transition I would have to make to truly find my authentic self. And not being connected to and embracing my true core self when I began my journey, made my path 1,000 times harder.
My transition to my authenticity started with a letter to Santa Claus. See, I was born biologically male. Then at 5-years old, I asked Santa if I could be a little girl when I awoke on Christmas morning and thereby took my first step on my path of transition. Needless to say, that present did not arrive under the tree but it did send me on a wonderful, sometimes scary, but in the end rewarding journey.
I started my physical transitioned in 1981, as a senior in High School with the support of my family and friends. After completing my transition and attending College I had several jobs. Each time, I repeatedly reinvented myself in an attempt to find what made me feel alive – Authentic. You see, for the first twenty years of my life, I was focused on one thing, my physical transition. But such a singular focus is greatly inadequate. I also had to learn what made me happy, whole, centered and Authentic!
Over those 20-years following my transition, I lived in five different states, twelve different cities and I can’t even count the number of apartments, condos, and houses. I was in a constant state of change. That’s what I knew. But I never felt whole, and something was always missing. I just kept trying out a new me, and always ending up feeling empty. However, I never stopped searching myself for what could make me feel whole, settled, Authentic.
Thankfully, I was finally able to make a breakthrough. Over the last 10 years, I have found my place of power, peace and prosperity. I found my “home” place: The place of my life’s purpose, where I was meant to be, and where my life-energy was meant to be spent. I believe my life’s purpose was to go through a very difficult and sometimes tortuous path to make me uniquely able to give back, teach, mentor, and coach around transition and change: going from the known to the unknown. Helping people through change and self-discovery is where I found my life’s purpose and Authentic-Self, and it is also how you found me.
If you’re going through a difficult change in your life, let me assist you with transition; as you find your place of power, peace and prosperity.
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