I had lunch today with some former colleagues and out of the 5 of us 3 had shaken their lives up to some degree or made decisions to do so. One had taken a big promotion. Another had turned in her retirement paperwork and scheduled knee replacement surgery. The third had moved, taken a job after 4+ years of early retirement and her husband had been laid off. The other two of us just kind of listened.
I think the person with the most energy and zest for her changed life was the one with the biggest changes. Not that she is happy her husband was laid off from his job the day she started hers, but her big new job is very exciting and gets her "out in the world" more again. They downsized their housing and really are happy about that. Interestingly, she had decided to really shake things up in 2013.
That may be what it takes. Have you ever felt ready to make big changes in your life? I keep putting mine on hold until my Hubby retires but I am going to have to rethink that.