A New Look on Life

Literally I have just had cataract surgery.  I have gone from seeing 2 fingers at six feet to 20/40 vision in my left eye.  My right eye had been doing all the work.  The depth and breadth of vision is mine again.

I find a new look on life is an experience every morning.  Some mornings it is more literal than others.

Currently I am looking at another transition relative to income producing.  My first tendency is to integrate the change in my overall plan.  However, patience is required.  The details are not yet known.

I embrace change wholeheartedly.  On the other hand I am a planner.  I figure out how to make it happen.  Balance is an important component, too.  So sometimes integrating the change means other things need to be put on hold.  Then it is time to revisit or re-establish priorities.  Yep, that is another component of change.

A new look on life means for me – am I in tune with my values, my passions, my needs?  Flowing with the change and yet being conscious of the desired direction.  The elements of spontaneity, surprise and flexibility bring joy and concerns.  The fun is embracing the change, planning, adjusting and letting go.

Yes a new look on life happens each morning.  It can also be a result of a significant change.  How we engage with change depends on how well we know ourselves and flow with living life fully.

What is your experience of a new look on life?  Share in the comments below.  Let’s connect.


  1. Since meeting you I have a new vision as well. I am excited about implementing some changes in my life. The wealth of knowledge you have shared with me has totally enlightened me! Thanks!

  2. Amy Blackwell says

    It’s both exciting and scary to embark on new ventures with new vision, I know. As I reconfigure my own business to go in a completely different direction from its previous objective (STEM communications and leadership coaching, what it became after I spun off my healthcare marketing division into a CMO position with my decade-long pharmacy client), I’m now tinkering with the idea of morphing that into an art business to market my poetry and photography.

    Talk about an about-face! With change comes the need for courage — not the absence of fear but the need to saddle up and ride in the face of it. As I further plan on making this huge shift, I realize that I’m being true to my values and exercising talents that I’ve only recently allowed to run free. My pharmacy “day job” is solidly STEM, as are my periodic wildlife biology expeditions. With this proposed business rebranding, I can have a highly satisfying artistic side hustle, too — maybe one that can grow into an art collective that gives other women artists and writers a marketing venue as well.

    I applaud how you’re leaning in with your new vision, Dr. Edith. Saddle up and ride!

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