"Absence makes the heart grow fonder”
For months I mourned
" Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations." – Albert Einstein
Floating between worlds
The re-entry experience is a transition experience, a phase of “no longer” and “not yet”. The transition period is a phase of uncertainty and may test us to see how many mixed feelings we can endure. But it also invites us to recalibrate. Therein lies the power of re-entry. We may use this opportunity to reorient ourselves. Which of my values and beliefs have changed? What has been added? How have I grown from the experience abroad? How can I integrate that into my life after my return? What do I no longer want? And – we’re allowed to take how ever much time it’s going to take.
My takeaways from the year in Chile? Above all resilience, self-efficacy, self-confidence, self-knowledge and humility towards the fragility of life. During this time, it became very clear who and what truly matters to me in life.
Catalyst for important life themes
6 tips for re-entry:
From my own experiences and what I have learned and observed as a coach, I have once more derived 6 top tips for re-entry:
- Things often turn out differently than you think. Always expect the unexpected, also during re-entry.
- Allow yourself to grieve the goodbyes and give yourself the time you need.
- You can be happy and sad at the same time, one does not take anything away from the other.
- Re-entry means floating between worlds for some time and that’s ok.
- Become aware of your personal growth and use this potential for your future vision.
- Tackle important life issues courageously, now is the time.
If you would like support with your own re-entry, I offer individual coaching as well as a group coaching program. Feel free to contact me for a free discovery call or choose an appointment directly from my calendar.
If you would like support with your own re-entry, I invite you to contact me for a free discovery call.