HAPPY EASTER EGG HUNTING !!
For some reason this stage in many peoples lives (mid forties) seems to be ripe for re-invention. Maybe it’s because we realize “Whoa, we’re half way there/done.” There are many other factors that could spark this too, like divorce, illness, spiritual awakenings, the economy etc., and really these can occur at any age.
The funny thing about this is that it’s truly possible. We can all re-invent ourselves whenever we want to. The only thing that ever holds us back from doing so is our own fears and skewed belief systems. We all have ’em though, but let’s just pretend for a moment that we don’t. The sky’s the limit. You can be anything you want to be. I’ll go first.
Poof! The smoke slowly clears and what emerges is…well, still me I guess, but in perfect shape and health and looking radiantly happy. I’m radiantly happy because I still have my loving family and friends but I also have a sense of real purpose in this world. My career is incredibly fulfilling because I not only make ridiculous amounts of money (which I share happily because it never stops coming in) but also because I can see that what I’m doing is helping to make the world a better place.
None of that is too far from what my life is now except the copious amounts of money and the large sense of “making an important difference”. I am working on this re-invention right now and I do believe it’s all possible. Anything is possible. So the first step is complete…belief in self…the rest should be easy.
Can’t wait to hear how you might re-invent yourself too. ~Bonnie
I’ve really had to think hard on this one, Bon! If I say I’d like to be an actor, then I really should try to be one right now. If I want to be a successful artist then I should be working on my skills. I’m pretty OK with all the good and not so good in my life. I would like to be more organized, though. Ultimately we’re in charge of our destiny.
But if I could click my heels and be a new me it would have to be as a mom of several more kids. I’d love to have had at least a couple more but it just wouldn’t have been easy financially. So I’d like to re-invent my life to include a huge inheritance or great paying job, enough to enable us to have bought a Walton’s style family home with lots of bedrooms. And I’d want Wonder Woman’s taut tummy. I’d take Angelina and Brad’s chateau in France off their hands if I could. Believe me, I’d have help in the form of a chef and housekeeper, but I’d still be a great ‘hands on’ mom.
Yeah, I’ve had such a wonderful experience with my three brats that I think adding a few more, naturally or through adoption, would have just made life even more rewarding. ~ Jacquie
Tracy gets on the scale~
I am not sure I would re-invent myself at all. I like the twists and turns my life has taken so far. I think we re-invent ourselves naturally every time our life takes a turn for the better or worse at that time. Life experience creates change, one being in ourselves.
I believe I am heading in the direction of where I am meant to be, so I am good with my life for the basics. If I were given the opportunity to wave that magic wand I would just want a peek of seeing myself living the success I imagine. But that would mean I have fast forwarded past the hard work it takes to create something you are proud of, so I would hand the wand off to someone else who needed it more than I. So I guess I would like to see the end result but still go through the challenges of getting there. I agree with Bonnie that the sky is the limit and Jacquie that if you really wanted something, you would be doing it. I think I am doing it, and it’s never too late.
I have faith that one day I will be acknowledged for my hard work in pursuing something I have passion for. If you ask me what I see myself doing in 5 years however, perhaps that is another Sunday topic, I would be doing what I am doing now but with years of experience behind me. I would have thousands of articles in my back pocket that hopefully inspired someone else to live their life with passion and purpose. I think we all are continually re-inventing ourselves each and every time we move forward in life and make a change that moves us to where we are meant to be.