I’ve also experienced the 5 year pivots. It almost feels like a natural cycle some of us go through.
Most of my pivots have been defined by external achievements and changes in environment. I hope the next will be more defined by internal growth, success and the same for those I surround myself with.
This last 5 years has seen me become:
  • More creative in my career & technical pursuits
  • More thoughtful & spiritual - seeking more knowledge & perspective
  • More aware and at peace with the ills of the world
  • More conscious of legacy
  • More focused on community
  • Located somewhere that brings me peace & supports the above
The prior 5 years I was ignoring and sabotaging many areas of myself, prioritising others. I feel wiser for it and calm about whatever twist awaits in these next 5.