Sunday Stream of Consciousness – Reinventing Myself
A couple months ago I came across a website (a blog) but every time I tried to get into it and really read it, the technical error devil appeared so I just gave up. This blog has been on my mind as one I want to go back and read, so today I felt inspired enough (and it’s quiet here at home so I actually have time to divulge myself) to give it a shot. To my joyful eyes everything technical is working, so I got to read. The part of this blog I really was looking forward to was Sunday Stream of Consciousness (SOC). It’s funny how today is the day I chose to revisit this blog, because it is the author’s last SOC. Ironic? Perhaps. Great timing? Sure. Everything happens for a reason…
So, the rules are, 5 minutes of pure writing. No proofreading, no editing, no spellchecking (oh gosh!). And today’s (and the last) prompt is: What does it mean to reinvent yourself?
Time starts… now.
Reinventing myself. What DOES that mean, to me? I feel like I’ve done that before – recently, as in within the past 2 years. When I was pregnant with Brayden and left my Architecture business (my name on the door and everything), to follow my heart and live my passion of becoming a stay-at-home Mom. I did it. It was tough. I wrote all about it in the book I co-authored (which one year ago became a number one best seller). Wow – still can’t believe that’s me, that I did that. I was part of a best-selling book. Yay me!
Okay, I don’t want to just toot my own horn, because that’s not what this is about. I want to write about making the internal change to project something new. Not changing who you are as a person deep down inside, but bringing out what is deep down inside of you. Reinvention doesn’t mean something completely different, to me, it’s just changing the way you react to situations. Or changing the path you’re on. I’m still the same person, I just shifted. It’s hard. If it’s not, well, maybe it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes the easy path means you are on the right path. Sometimes though, fighting and struggling through something makes the end that much more rewarding. Like Motherhood. It’s hard. It’s the hardest job I’ve ever had, but also the most rewarding. Cliche? Yes. True? Yes. Love/hate – yes.
And… time’s up!
Thanks for reading. If you want to check out the SOC blog… here’s the link again. Happy Sunday everyone!