There is a difference between changes and transitions. Change is situation, transition is psychological. It's not the events outside us that make the transition, it's the inner reorientation and meaning redefinition that we make to incorporate those changes. Transitions are times when crossing, or traveling from something old and familiar to something new and unfamiliar. Most transitions are small and pass by almost unnoticed. Some, however, cause major disruptions in routines that force us to re-examine our values and lifestyle.