Reinvention in challenging times

The year 2020 provided us with plenty of routine busters. Essential employees adapted to plexiglass, masks and sealed-off water fountains. Others worked from home with house slippers and Zoom a part of their new normal. Parents of school-aged children juggled classroom instruction into their work-life balance. And these were the lucky ones, because they still had jobs.

This chaos leads to the road of reassessment. As long as we are already pushed out of our comfort zones, we may as well start dreaming about the next chapter. Whether that next chapter is retirement, a career shift, or the process of recovering from a job/income loss there are ways to prepare for successful life transitions.

On Friday, Nov. 13, at 11:00 a.m. (consider your lunch hour if you are still working) the Westlake Center for Community Services is featuring a free Zoom presentation on this topic. The program facilitator, Christine Stadler, local business advisor and founder of the consulting services firm BDS Inc., helps us explore the reinvention challenge.

The program promises to identify practical steps for choosing your next path. To reinvent means letting go of those things currently holding you back from something that truly satisfies you. Whatever word you choose: transitioning, reinventing or rewiring, the dynamics are the same. You reach a turning point in your life when outside forces and an inner unsettledness combine, convincing you that you need a new path. 

Call 440-899-3544 to reserve your Zoom spot and join fellow community members who are also negotiating life transitions.

For more information about this and other virtual program offerings, look for our newsletter at

Lydia Gadd

I am the Director of the Senior and Community Services Department for the City of Westlake. I am also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

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Volume 12, Issue 21, Posted 9:27 AM, 11.03.2020