Like millions of other Generation X ers, you were clicking along in your career and life, trying to seize every opportunity, when suddenly we found ourselves at the doorstep of a great equalizer. Only visible under a microscope, a tiny virus upended our individual and collective lives in one fell swoop.
Suddenly, everything ground to a halt.
Everyone was asked to reinvent their daily life – family, work, relationships, health.
Perhaps you had settled into a familiar routine. A small nagging thought may have cropped up here and there, ‘Is this all there is? Is it time to make a change?’ Yet, everyday responsibilities kept taking over, drowning out your inner questioner.
Now, you’ve had plenty of time to listen to your inner voice. It’s more persistent now, especially given the major shifts we’ve experienced over the past months.
Some of you gained intimate awareness of your family, brought together within your home to work, attend school and navigate interpersonal frustrations and triumphs. Some relationships deepened, while others sadly drifted apart.
Or, you might be quarantined alone, at first relishing no more commute in rush hour traffic and the freedom to work from home. As the months dragged on, what seemed at first like heaven, later revealed a deep craving for connection you’d never realized.
The health of your body came to the forefront, your immune system receiving more attention. You may have changed your diet and initiated a new exercise routine. Or, you may have binge watched your favorite shows while forging a well-worn path to the refrigerator. I totally feel you.
And yet, your inner voice keeps speaking up and invites you to use this historical event as a catalyst to reflect and make changes to your life. It’s important to recognize where you’ve gotten into a rut and open vistas to new pathways – seize the moment!
- What have you always wanted to try, but never summoned the courage?
- Is there something you’ve always wanted to study, but thought it was frivolous?
- A new place you’d like to travel to or even relocate?
- Is it time to leave your 9-5 and launch your unique, wild, wistful business idea?
As most Generation X ers enter ‘mid-life’, it’s normal and natural to ask these questions. Healthy, in fact. If you keep doing the same thing, day in and day out, you stagnate. The spark within you flickers and threatens to go out.
Remember the passion you once had?
When you’d first set off into the world as a young adult to create something amazing?
That spark is ignited once again, my friends. The question is, will you feed it? Will you allow yourself to dream big, go for nothing less than a life that energizes and inspires? Are you going to stand up, slough off old habits and patterns, jump the curb to get out of the rut?
Generation X Woman – will you seize this moment in time as your greatest opportunity?
The best-selling author and spiritual teacher, Wayne Dyer stated, ‘If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.’ 2020 has certainly given all of us an opportunity to view everything from a new perspective. What’s important is now more clear than ever.
Your inner voice is your compass.
Get quiet and listen.
Trust that even if you can’t see the destination right now, something better is waiting. It’s time to make that move, start a new hobby, launch a business, find your soulmate, adopt a minimalist lifestyle, or write the book that’s been simmering inside of you.
Times of great chaos often lead directly to great change.
What will you do with this opportunity? Generation X woman – Will you seize the moment?
Bevin Niemann is a Life Purpose Coach & Intuitive Business Mentor for empaths, lightworkers, and mystics. She runs the Wisdom Circle for Novice Entrepreneurs – a year-long incubator to launch and grow your creative, spiritually conscious, or holistic busines.
Learn more about Bevin and her work at www.PerceptiveSouls.com/wisdom-circle