Reemergency: noun re·emer·gen·cy \re-i-ˈmər-jənt-sē\
1: an unforeseen combination of circumstances that transpire when trying to reinvent oneself and/or the resulting state that calls for immediate action.
2: an urgent need to revitalize and/or remake a situation, circumstance or general way of being.
I don’t often coin terms, but when I do… you know it’s something major.
For the last several months, I have been in a state of severe unrest. Restlessness. Like the ground is shifting, and I’m holding on for dear life, just trying to find my footing.
Problem is, I have no idea where to get even a toehold.
Maybe you’re feeling the same way? (As us people of a certain age are wont to do…)
Assuming you can relate, I’ll tell you a story or three about how reemergencies happen — so you know you’re not alone.
Let’s take a minute in the way back machine, all the way to the late 1990s, right about when my career at the time was peaking — I was on a corporate track that was about to lead to a dream job opportunity. Things were CLICKING.