Reinventing Women: Unfolding in divine time – meet Laura Ann Klein

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in career, Inspiration | 6 comments

Holding hands open with glowing lights

Life never quite unfolds as we plan. And it seems that sometimes,  if not often, the universe has a different idea than we do about timing. This is the story of Laura Ann Klein’s reinvention, a work in progress, if you will. But then again, we are consistently on a journey and our work is always in progress, right?!

When Laura Ann first answered the most recent open call for stories of reinvention, she did so with a response that has resonated ever since I first laid eyes on it: “calendars for change don’t always match the Universe’s.”

She is in the midst of yet a third reinvention in her life, this time, one that focuses on altering the course of her 31 year nursing career. While  a few recent financial curve balls have caused her to delay her plans, she remains committed to her journey to return to leave her nursing career, return to school and establish a passive income stream. The impetus for these changes is surprising. She points to a a fractured vertebrae in her back, explaining that the injury should have left her wheelchair-bound or even dead, and that it was a wake up call to action for a woman who had been coasting in her comfort zone for far too long.

As a nurse, Laura Ann works telephonically with catastrophically ill patients. She says that all of them have one disease or another that will eventually lead to the end of their lives. “Many of them have invested huge amounts of time in jobs that suddenly feel meaningless to them,” and that experience of caring for such ll patients coupled with a consciousness altering injury amplified a truism: “life is fleeting and we must revel in it and do our heart’s desire and passion as we move toward our inevitable ends.”  The result for Laura Ann has been a renewed ability to ask for help, seize the day and capture joy in everything, no matter what.

The path ahead is paved with uncertainty. As a divorced mother of two adults sons — one out of college and one still in — Laura Ann knows that the financial assistance that she can offer is limited.  Despite her enthusiasm for change, a passive income is an option that requires a bump in the timing department. Mind you, this does not mean that Laura Ann has given up; she stresses that she remains committed to her reinvention.  Her advice to others? “For the love of all that is sacred in your heart, pay off your debts, cash out and live your dreams. Find your bliss and the money will follow.” More importantly, don’t perpetuate a disservice by continuing to do the same thing day in and day out without a firm commitment. “Our time is so short on this earth and we’re not meant to suffer under the weight of a job that we hate or a career that we can no longer draw any passion for.”

Laura Ann reminds herself daily that ‘it’s all unfolding in the divine time.’ The Universe works in mysterious ways and for Laura Ann, it has provided her with “big medicine” pointing her in the direction of the next path. Jumping off a platform into the water, bottom down, a move that left her injured with eyes wide open, might have been one of the best things that has ever happened to her. She says that it’s critical to do whatever it takes to leave your comfort zone.

Close your eyes. Jump, unfold into the divine.


About Laura Ann…

When her ‘nest’ emptied a few years ago, Laura Ann thought that she’d sell her home in the suburbs and move to an 800 square foot apartment in the middle of a big city downtown. But, a yellow house appeared in her horizon and she landed instead on the outskirts of a ‘big little town.” Everything changed, sweeter than ever. Check her out at and




  1. 10-10-2014

    Laura Ann is an inspiration–she’s always got a story to tell–sweet, amusing, feisty. It’s nice to get another glimpse of her. Thank you both!

  2. 10-11-2014

    So interesting and now I’m following Laura Ann’s blog/facebook. Thanks for the intro. Inspiration yes!

    • 10-11-2014

      Thank you Wendy, I appreciate the support and I’m looking forward to getting to know you and peak in your own life’s chronicles.

  3. 10-11-2014

    Laura is so inspiring to me. She works her but off and still takes time to say Hey, how are you holding up over there. We are in strangely different points in our life but come to realize we’re both on basically the same journey and sometimes we stop along the way say Hi, have a cup of coffe (metaphotrically) then continue on our way like to weary travelers stopping to come in out of the cold. If you haven’t stopped by Yellow House days you should, it’s like finding a b&b in the middle of nowhere.

    • 10-11-2014

      Thank you Rena, I wish I could stop by and have a cup of coffee…let you sneak away for an hour or so while I looked after your mother. I love social media and how it has drawn our worlds closer. I “know” people I would have never known and my life is much richer for it.

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