Respite Reflections’ purpose is to help people push the “pause” button in their transition work — to take a break from the thinking, researching, networking and preparing for interviews.
Taking a moment to center yourself, ponder a positive thought, and focus on a broader perspective is invaluable during a time of transition.

Respite: A short interval of rest or relief

Faithfully on your path.

“Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”

– Louisa May Alcott

High aspirations fill everyone with hope for a successful “new” year. A desire to do one’s best helps focus our priorities rather than allowing us to get lost amid a sea of doubt, fear and insecurity. Moving in the direction of one’s dreams with confidence and joy keeps one traveling in the right direction even when detours cause us to veer onto an uncharted side road or disappointing dead ends delay the journey. No one ever promised an easy path but believing in oneself, one’s abilities and an inspirational helping hand, helps lighten the burden and keeps us moving forward.

Dr. Connie PoppDr. Connie Popp is a board member for The Center for Life Transitions as well as an active facilitator for the Center’s Life-SHIFT and Job Search Courage programs. She is also the Director of Campus Ministry at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Read more.