Lessons in “Transition”

By April 16, 2020 Commentary, COVID-19

Contributed by Steve O’Leary, former Caregiver, UCI MIND Leadership Council Member


Transition: passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another : change (Merriam-Webster)


How well do we accept the transitions we face in our life, especially as we grow older?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been through a whole bunch of transitions, especially in the past few years! Sold my company. Lost my wife. Fought off disease. Found the Lord. Death of my closest friend. Learning to love again. And the list goes on!

Now I’m facing – we’re facing – a new major transition in our lives! The New Normal…that’s what they call it! Nothing about it seems normal to me!

We’re being asked to transition our lives once again…

  • Learning how to Zoom.
  • Learning how to be productive without a schedule.
  • Learning that a mask can become a fashion statement.
  • Learning that it’s ok to be afraid.
  • Learning to take a second gaze at things.

I believe as we go through maybe the scariest time in our lives, there will be value that comes from it. We will be faced with having to make another transition. One that will make us stronger, more open to new approaches and hopefully able to work together in harmony…again. 

God Bless You,