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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Reinventing Challenge

I challenge you …

Dare to dream who and what you could become, and then take steps to reinvent yourself. Come along my adventurous journey!

In everyone’s life comes a time when they feel that a change needed. The reason for a change varies, it may manifest out of natural growth and evolution, or it may be a choice to catapult oneself into a new life and a new self. You may want to explore a new career, move to a different city, seek out new relationships, activities and behaviors. The path you are on no longer holds the luster and challenges it once did- routine has set in; the loss of a loved one; occurrence of a traumatic accident/event; divorce; children growing up; motherhood, etc. the reasons are endless. With so many options and opportunities open to us, there's no reason to stay stuck for a lifetime in something you're bored with at best, or miserable in at worst.
Although, some people will just continue to live as is and do nothing to better their situation. Others will take drastic steps ~ resulting from a need to have immediate overnight change – know as a knee- jerk reaction. Still, others feel unable to move forward until they bury their “old” self – every last morsel.

For me it was my accident, life as I knew it, is no more. When this reality hit me, I was determined to leave myself behind – close the chapter on that part of my life. I have struggled desperately for the past couple of years trying to bury the person (me) that I loved so much – yes I was very happy with me – my career, social life, appearance etc. But try I as I might it I couldn’t close the chapter– I couldn’t understand why, until a meeting with my Behavioral Therapist (BT). BT said something that left me thinking “why would you want to stop being who you were? You were an amazing woman! Why close the chapter, yes you are different but you are still you – but now you have an ABI [acquired brain injury]. After our meeting I started to think yes, instead of closing (burying) me c0mpletely and creating a whole new me – I would modify to fit my limitations and life with an ABI. I would create a modified version.

My new friend ~ known to many of you in BlogLand as Suburban Princess – used the term “reinventing” – yes, I thought, that is what I’m doing - not “creating” but reinventing me. I feel much better about this term.

Today is August 1, 2010 ~ the day I had chosen as the beginning of creating Reinventing Me!! Reinventing is taking what is there, all that I've learned along the way and bringing it together with a fresh focus that is me.

My immediate goal is to work on my outside packaging, I may not return to the 113Lb person I was – but I am determined to get back into shape. I am going to work hard to build up my cardio - work my way to getting to the gym 2-3 times a week. 

What is your immediate goal?

"Life isn’t about burying who you were. Life is about Reinventing yourself ". ~High heeled Life , 2010


  1. Hi there, sweet lady, it was great having your comment to come back to. I totally agree with your finale thought of the day re reinventing ourselves and funnily enough we have similar goal's right now, i.e exercise. Sometimes even the most basic of our needs get pushed to the bottom of our list! Have a lovely week. Sharon xx

  2. I cannot reveal exactly what but I will just say this is so true and this week I have laid to rest 3 ghosts from my past that always niggled me and I am now renewed xx

  3. thats awesome my sweet friend! you motivate me..:)

    Underneath His Wrapping

  4. This is a great post. I say enjoy reinventing and make it fun!

  5. Again you disturbed me... but in a good way.
    This is your turning point (like I had mine) and I'm soooooooo sure you will make it!!!!!!

    In the words of Paulo Coelho "Sometimes you need to lose your old self to find yourself. But when you find yourself,don't lose yourself again...."

    BE...... yourself....

    Hope you're having a fantastic weekend, my dear dear friend


  6. Yay you!!!!! I know the reinvented C is already one of the most awesomest people I know!

  7. what a great post! your puppy is precoius btw : )

  8. Reinvention is the way forward and you will so do it... whatever form it takes. I just know it! Sending love and hugs across the ether xxx


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