Restarting and Pivoting After Life Changes

Connie Ragen Green
9 min readJun 9, 2022

Restarting and Pivoting Makes Sense

Connie Ragen Green — Restarting and Pivoting After Life Changes

As you go through life, you’ll encounter many precarious situations. Some of these situations can turn your world upside down and make you feel like things will never get better again. My hope is to share how restarting and pivoting can lead to your best life ever.

This has occurred in my own life many times. I lost my first husband to leukemia and was left with two young stepchildren; I survived Hurricane Andrew and lost all of my worldly possessions; I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer while still in my thirties; and I am now surviving a pandemic.

Some people get mentally paralyzed by these events. They panic or freeze, unable to figure out a solution on how they can get back to normal. Many families have experienced some common major life changes that force them to adapt to new circumstances.

Whether it’s trying to restart your life after an unusual life-changing pandemic, a job loss or change, a health ordeal or something else, you can discover how to begin anew and maybe even create a life better than you had before, if you’re willing to think strategically about it.

Beginning Again After Pandemic Life

Experiencing the changes the pandemic brought to the world caused many people to divide their life between a time of before and after. The way that they lived before the pandemic was vastly different to how they lived after it hit.

Before, these people were sure how their days would play out. They went to their jobs, they came home, and during their time off or recreational time, they went out and enjoyed entertainment venues and being with others.

Then, job security became an issue. Some of them lost what they once thought was a job that would last. The way that they lived with their schedules changed. Suddenly, that balance was upended, and the cycle was no longer one they’d planned out.

This new routine lasted for months or years, depending on where you lived, and people rose to the challenge and created a new schedule for themselves. However, the world is opening up again all over — and now you may be called back to the office, find yourself having opportunities again, and a…

Connie Ragen Green

Online marketing strategist, author, speaker, and publisher working with entrepreneurs on six continents.