Transition meets the flow of time ( and You Tube)

September 26, 2011

To initiate a transition in midlife is not easy though drastic changes in live are sometimes inevitable. Sometimes changes are involuntarily and sometimes more than voluntary. In my case it was both. If my brain wouldn’t have been burnt out so radically in 2007 maybe I still could have found a tad bit of fun in what I was doing and the willingness and strength to pull myself together to hang in there for another 20 years. Many people never get to this point and therefore there is no need to think about current set ups in life especially when life is more than comfortable.

In my case it was the most drastic development I ever could have imagined and of course it opened the door for me to see myself again the way I always was and the realization that this person somehow got lost. I had to make the decision, no matter how hard or how difficult this transition will be, I had no  choice in the matter, I had to go forward to look for alternatives. I started my journey first in 2007 and then once again for good in 2009. And now ( 2011) I can feel the same awareness of life again I had when I was racing motorcycles, riding along the highways in many travels and perceived the world as a beautiful playground. Now I feel this strong sense of inner peace and happiness.

All of this does not come without a price. I went back to the basics, back to the bare minimum in many things. I fell into a business I love and I spend a lot of time with. I bought an additional business and try to make that work as well. Time is of the essence – but then time never has an end. There is a continuous and endless flow of time. We only feel time in the aging of our physical bodies. Time is also changing our perception of the world or of the people around us and how we fit into the world.

There is one thing which is beautiful on the road of transition. I have met so many new people. I connected with many people I have lost touch with or didn’t remember anymore (but they remembered me), I encountered many helping hands and unconditional support for all my endeavors and I have to say – I could not do all this without you. THANK YOU!

I truly appreciate your compassion.  And so I would like to share a slide show a friend put together just for fun. I really like it and this little song (unfortunately in German) is more than appropriate for the situation. Someday I will translate the lyrics someday. Honestly, I will.

This slide show is the teaser flick to the new To Drink the Wild Air book trailer clip which will air soon. More about that in the next couple of weeks! Just enjoy this little clip in this very moment.

Birgit on Locations 



Life transititon

March 21, 2011

Dont forget the radio show with Lisa Zimmer where we will talk about the book itself and the stories beyond.   I am really looking forward to this conversation. Thursday  March 24  @ 9.30 AM (Pacific Standard time)

Now there is no denial anymore. The shift is underway.  Still in the recent past I felt that I needed to go back to this  structured  secure working environment, I have left already twice. I went back because I didn’t  know of anything else to do or I didn’t feel comfortable with any “insecure” alternative.

Today there is no doubt anymore.  My inner resistance just doesn’t allow this boiling inner doubt anymore. I need to move forward, look for new challenges, look for new environments I fit in again and look for people with different ideas. There is no way back anymore. The bridge is burnt. I feel like I am standing on the other side of the river and just look back to my life as it once was. In front of me there are only dreams, visions and the horizon but other than these abstracts there are only some little building blocks of my new life representing my actual future.  I have to pave my new path  and construct a new life altogether.

Three years ago, after the burn out I still was confused in what a life transition actually is and how it would manifest itself, now I know. I can feel it. It is this “oh so familiar” irresistible inner force pushing me forward, exactly the same way it did 25 years ago with my motorcycle adventures to do things I only thought possible in my mind.  Nobody was able to stop me then; nobody will be able to stop me now.  

Many good things are already on the horizon and it just takes determination and perseverance to follow them.   What I am trying to say here is that nothing is the same anymore– everything has changed and I am finally on the road of new discoveries. Stay tuned for all the stories yet to come. There is a lot in the planning and I will talk about every issue when the time is right.