Write about a time in your life when something happened to set you on a new path. There are the natural life changes (graduating, getting married, retirement) and then the unexpected derailments (a death, divorce, job loss). Pick one of these points in your life to record how it affected you. What would your life have been like if this event didn’t happen? How involved were you in managing the life change or was it thrust upon you? What adjustments did you make? How did it affect others around you?