Women and Transition: Reinventing Work and Life by Linda Rossetti

By Linda Rossetti

Girls & Transition introduces girls to a brand new state of mind concerning the occasions that form their grownup lives - like marriage or activity loss or empty nests - and provides a step by step toolkit particularly designed to aid girls navigate transition successfully.  In a contemporary examine, 90 percentage of girls said that they 'expect to transition' in the subsequent 5 years. The e-book is helping girls raise their understanding of transition and comprehend it as optimistic and positive, a great departure from the damaging features in most cases ascribed to it.

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Solitary. Questioning. Self-limiting? What are our reactions to transition? Carolyn, a 50-year-old mother of two sons, from San Francisco, described her feelings when she transitioned from full-time work to being full time in the home. “Scared. Absolutely scared. ’” She met me as part of her second transition, prompted by her desire to re-engage in the workforce. “I was mad. I was angry. ” Is Carolyn’s experience representative of other women’s? Could our experience of transition be more commonplace than we know?

A sudden change in one’s health status. Continuing with what I learned at the stress seminar, I developed the idea that transition has a three-part anatomy: a triggering event, a decision point, and an action. A triggering event is the situation or thought that initiates a decision process. Once a triggering event occurs, a person has an opportunity to make a decision. The period of time between a triggering event and the actual decision can vary. The decision is the point at which an individual chooses to act in a certain direction.

Transition is a normal stage of adult growth and development— although one that is not widely understood nor discussed. Transition can occur in either gender and at any age. Transition captivated my attention and gave voice to a meaningful, albeit unplanned, process that was unfolding in my life. That process— whose value was only becoming known to me as I defined transition— had only just begun. CHAPTER 2 A Simple Framework W ith the definition of transition in hand, I talked about it every chance I got.

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